Finger puppet fun

Listening to Master D play with his homemade finger puppets cracks me up. The other day his puppets were asking each other ‘are you naughty sometimes?’ to which another would answer (in a very serious voice) ‘ yes, sometimes’. LOL 🙂 Lucky for him (and his sometimes naughty finger puppets) they are super easy and fun to make.

Normally I have an animal in mind when I start – usually inspired by my wool scraps 🙂 Sometimes I sketch my idea to start me off (and I’m no artist as you can see):

Then I cast on around 12 stitches, before knitting about 18 rows of stocking stitch (knit a row, purl a row, repeat) before casting off. When I cast off I leave a good length of wool attached (I use this to sew my little creature up at the end).

 
Next I cut out my felt features; nose, ears, tail or whatever is needed and sew them on to the wool rectangle, together with googly sew on eyes.

 Then I sew up the creature using the wool I left attached, trimming off any excess. 

Then it is ready for play!

Just be careful around any Wookie dogs (you can learn more about this ferocious animal in my post ‘This is us #1: Wookie‘)!

Attacked!

 Thanks for reading, Kelly

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12 Comments

  • Reply April's Homemaking October 17, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    These are so cute, this would be a fun project for my teen daughter who loves to knit. She could make them for her younger niece and nephew. You finger puppets turned out very cute! ~April

  • Reply Beth October 17, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    They’re wonderful! Thanks for showing us at Fibers on Friday!!

  • Reply Brooke @ Let Kids Create October 17, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    You make these look so easy – they are so cute! I’ve got to learn how to knit!

    Thanks for sharing this on Monday Madness!

  • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts October 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Thanks everyone – and they are super easy!!

  • Reply Kids craft ideas October 17, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    So fun! i will make it, thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Anonymous October 18, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Those are adorable!! I am starting a Linky Party if you want to link up at http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/10/first-ever-linky-party.html

  • Reply Lindsay October 18, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Okay seriously adorable!!!! I am going to make some of these as Christmas presents!

  • Reply Jenn @ Meditations For the Heart October 18, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Super cute! I love this idea! Found you through Living Life Intentionally’s linky party. I don’t knit but my mom loves to so I think this will be a good idea for Christmas presents 🙂

  • Reply Kristy October 18, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I love this! I’m going to make some for my kids! I had found some farm animals finger puppets before but these will be a great addition! Found you through the Living Life Intentionally Linky.

  • Reply Lorie October 20, 2011 at 9:16 am

    So cute and fun! Now I just need to learn to knit! Lorie @ Reading Confetti

  • Reply Laura @Art For Little Hands October 23, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I really like those. I love finger puppets, but my kids are not so into them as I was when I was little. Maybe I need to play with them more too. I will bring them out and see what happens this next week.

    Your designs on all of them are so cute! Very creative and fun. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness. Hope you come back again tomorrow!

  • Reply Manni December 14, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    They are so incredibly cute.

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