Kids’ Summer Craft: No-Sew Nautical Puppets

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Go Under the Sea with Summer Crafts for Kids!

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These adorable felt finger puppets are the perfect afternoon craft for summer days. I’ve created a whale and jellyfish for you below, but you could continue the concept into almost any sea creature you can imagine, from a shark to an octopus or even a mermaid!

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Materials:

Instructions:

Whale Finger Puppet

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1. Fold a piece of bright blue felt in half and use scissors to cut out two identical whale shapes. You can create your own shape or print and cut out the template.

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2. Place fabric glue around the perimeter of one of the whale shapes and leave about an inch of space at the bottom. Carefully place the other whale shape on top so that they match up and press down firmly. You can leave the handle of a paintbrush in the opening of your puppet while it dries to ensure it does not seal shut.

3. When your puppet is dry, draw an eye, mouth, and any other details you wish with a black fabric marker. A tiny pink circle of felt can be glued on for a cheek. Repeat this face on the other side if you wish.

4. Once your puppet dries, have fun playing with him or her, or display it on a bamboo skewer for a great summer decoration!

Jellyfish Finger Puppet

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1. Fold a piece of bright pink felt in half and use scissors to cut out two identical semi-circle shapes. Use the template if you’d like.

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2. Cut 5 pieces of red ribbon for tentacles. Three pieces should be approximately 10 inches, while the other two should be around 5 inches. Glue these towards the bottom of one of your cut shapes like so:

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3. Place fabric glue around the rounded part of one of jellyfish shapes {the one with the ribbon pieces} leaving the flat bottom part without glue. Carefully place the identical jellyfish on top and firmly press down. You can leave the handle of a paintbrush in the opening of your puppet while it dries to ensure it does not seal shut.

4. Glue two tiny yellow felt circles for eyes and add pupils with a black fabric marker. Use your marker to add a mouth as well.

5. Once your puppet dries, have fun playing with him or her, or display it on a bamboo skewer for a great summer decoration!

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Comments

  1. Kelsey Hoeper says:

    I babysit often and I’m always looking for great ideas that will keep the kids occupied and entertained. More importantly, I look for projects that are hands-on and creative. The puppets are easy for youngsters to make and require few materials. After the puppets are made and the glue has dried encourage kids to put on a puppet show!

  2. These are so adorable & easy to make! Thanks so much, I will share these with my sisters, who love to make crafts for their S.School & Day Care children.

  3. I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your cute finger puppets! You can see them here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/sea-creature-finger-puppets/

    Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

  4. These are so cute! My girls would love to make and play with these, I would love for you to share this on our Kids only linky http://wemadethat.blogspot.com/2013/07/we-made-that-linky-47.html

  5. I’m so happy to see that so many readers are enjoying these finger puppets! Thank you kindly for your comments!! I tried another variation on these over the weekend with a shark shape and it turned out quite cute as well. Boys love them!

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