I recently borrowed the book "Creative Play for Your Toddler" by from our library. It is FULL of such great ideas, and tutorials. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to create a "Waldorf" inspired playroom. One of the many many great ideas in the book were finger puppets out of wool felt. Well...we've got plenty of wool felt kicking around here at the Toadstool, so I decided to surprise the kids with some little finger puppets.
Super super easy...I think it took 15 minutes to sew up 2! They're about 3 1/4 inches tall.
They also suggest putting a small amount of stuffing in the head...just to make them fill out a bit!
Then...thanks to another great book, "Sewing for Children" we were inspired to make a little theatre, for our finger puppet friends to play in. I took an old shoe box and sawed off the back...painted the sides, glued some tissue paper to the bottom, strung up a curtain, and voila!!!
How simple and sweet!
Okay everyone...grab your seats, the show is about to begin!
Ruby's favourite part is that you can open and close the curtains as needed!!!
And here's some finger puppet link love for you:
Martha has some lovely felted finger puppets...complete with patterns...if you don't want to "felt" your own wool, then just make them with felt and add the embellishments!
Check out this site. It's in spanish, but has some great simple finger puppets, (with patterns) for a bunny, chick and mouse.
If you want to get a little fancy, HERE is a tutorial for the 3 Little Pigs!!!
Most beautiful finger puppets ever can be found HERE!!!
My inner geek LOVES these Star Wars inspired finger puppets, (shhhh...don't tell the other Waldorf moms that I actually like Star Wars)!
And finally Earthboys blog just did a marvelous post about the magic of finger puppets!
Have a marvelous and crafty Friday!!!