Finger Puppets

As a Lifestyle Expert for ehow, I get assigned topics to teach on camera. “Finger Puppets for Pre-school” turned out to be one of my favorites. I brainstormed with Brenna (my ten year old), and we decided to make our puppets using the running stitch and felt. For non-sewers, the running stitch is simply an “in and out” stitch that brings two pieces of fabric together (in this case our felt). It outlines the shape of your project. Some shapes are obvious (like our Christmas tree). When a shape isn’t obvious (like our reindeer), I fall back on the “key hole” shape. It can be decorated any way. For step by step directions, check out my ehow clip below. Try it — these turned out to be one of my favorite Christmas projects in 2013!

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