Our Felt Christmas Ornaments Double as a Finger Puppet
Maya's experiment with felt Christmas ornaments yields a surprise finger puppet!
Truth be told, Maya has a secret love for all things felt. One look at her felt "stash" and you begin to realize just how much she loves working with this particular material.
What started as a puppet making experience soon let her to creating pretty barrettes and now Christmas ornaments.
Felt is a great medium for kids to work with. And sewing is a great life skill for anyone to learn, regardless of age! So follow our easy instructions...we even
provide you with a free template. So why don't we get started?
Let's see what you'll need:
Felt (light brown for the body, red for his mouth)
Ribbon (we used light blue gingham)
Two small buttons
Two small-medium googly eyes
Needle and thread or hot glue gun (adult supervision required)
1. Print out our template and cut two gingerbread figures from the light brown felt.
2. Take one of the figures, and glue the ribbon (make into a bow), button, eyes, and mouth onto his body.
3. Use a needle and thread to sew the two gingerbread figures together. Leave an opening at the bottom for your finger.
Note: Insstead of sewing these pieces together, you can hot glue the two sides together but be sure to have an adult on hand to supervise.
4. Sew or glue a piece of thread or ribbon to the gingerbread man's head.
5. Hang on the tree!!!!
This adorable gingerbread man does double duty as a christmas ornament and a finger puppet! Use him to decorate your tree as well as retell the old story of the gingerbread man! He's sure to add fun and imagination to your holiday!
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