Finger Puppets, Part 2

After I made finger puppets for my nephews, I wanted to make some for my son, as well. I made the same ten — five each of zoo animals and farm animals — but then I really wanted to make a fox, so I had to add in five woodland animals.

But then I wasn’t pleased with the chipmunk I had made. It looked too much like another bear and wasn’t very cute. I decided to make a skunk instead. While working on the skunk, though, I also made a couple more alterations to the chipmunk and ended up liking it pretty well. So then I had six woodland creatures instead of just five.

And, being me, I needed all the sets to have the same number of animals. So I made a sheep for the farm animals and a parrot for the zoo animals.

Anyway, here they are.

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It ended up as kind of a Beaver-Chipmunk hybrid, but at least it looks distinct from the Bear, now.

I hope that little boy likes them.

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Finger Puppets

For our family Christmas gift exchange this year, I drew my brother’s family. He has twin boys that are one and a half. Since our budget is a little tight, I decided to make them something. My little boy is about the same age as them, so I went with something I thought he would like: Finger puppets.

I googled for felt animal finger puppets and used the ideas I saw to help me make my own. The little red tote was all my doing, though, and I’m rather proud of it. The barn door opens and shuts, and the zoo bars aren’t attached, so you can put the animals in the zoo cage.

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I think they came out cute, so now I want to make some for my own little guy. I’m thinking of maybe making the barn and zoo animals and then also making a set of woodland creatures — fox, rabbit, owl, bear, squirrel — mostly just because I think a fox finger puppet would be so adorable.

 

30 Days, Day 13: Sock Puppet

It is clear that I will never be a Pinterest Queen, but I did have fun making this dragon sock puppet out of felt, buttons, and a sock whose match I lost ages ago.

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It’s a wingaling dragon!

It would probably look more like a dragon if I’d had, say, a green sock, but I didn’t, and this is how it came out.

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It looks like maybe some kind of dragon/cow/donkey/dog hybrid. Terrifying.

But the thing is, Baby seems to like it, and that’s all that really matters. Right?

30 Days, Day 7: Pop-Up

I really enjoy making greeting cards for various occasions, and sometimes like to do a simple pop-up, but there are such cool pop-ups in existence, I thought it might be fun to try to learn how to do something more intricate.

I found this cool website, RobertSabuda.com, who did this really cool Alice in Wonderland, among many other impressive pop-up books. His site has a “Make Your Own Pop-Ups” section, here. I decided to try out the Ark pop up.

Not bad.
Not bad.

Now I want to try some of the other ones and eventually try to make up some of my own. Anyway, this was fun.

30 Days, Day 6: Bunny Ears!

This one is kind of cheating because I missed yesterday.

Baby is going to his first ever Easter Egg hunt later today, so I made him some bunny ears. I really wanted to make them only of things that I already had in the house, so they’re made of some quilt batting, pink and white felt, and elastic. And a little piece of velcro. Actually, it’s kind of amazing that I had all of that stuff here.

I was going to attempt to make them well — sew them together and everything — but my husband saw my preparations and said, “Why don’t you just hot glue it?”

I’m all for things that save time. Especially for things like these bunny ears that will be used maybe twice. And except for the burn I sustained on my right thumb, things turned out pretty well.

This Nemo ball seemed like a pretty good approximation for Baby's head size.
This Nemo ball seemed like a pretty good approximation for Baby’s head size.

I’d protest how much better they look in person… but they really don’t. I’ll bet they’re going to be a lot cuter on Baby, though.