This week I made felt puppets that fit a child's hand. I wish they were bigger because I want the adults to use them too to tell their child stories, but they are just going to have to make do because I don't have time to make them over again. So, keep in mind if you want to make these puppets, that you will need to make your pattern a little bigger for an adult.
I want the puppets to hold up to use. We get over 370 people attending this four hour, drop in program so these puppets need to be as sturdy as possible. I glued all the pieces together with quick dry craft glue and then I sewed them all together with clear thread on the sewing machine. I used puff paint for the face details.
I got my bear pattern from Style Me Pretty. There are some really cute templates for a couple of other animals too. I added my own embellishments.
I looked at templates for the Goldilocks pattern (person hand puppet patterns) on Google Images. Nothing seemed right, so I made my own- Goldilocks Puppet Pattern1 and Goldilocks Puppet Pattern2.
I was super bummed that I smeared the red puff paint on Goldilocks, but, like I said, I don't have time to redo the puppets. I am just going to have to live with it and the knowledge that the kids are going to have fun with them despite the smeared paint.