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August 16, 2012

Bright Bird Finger Puppets

We took a trip to local bird aviary this past week so we've had birds on the brain. When I was organizing some old magazine clippings and recipes last week I remembered seeing this awesome idea for bird finger puppets in one of the magazine clippings that I had saved.

Unfortunately, it was just a small cut out section from a magazine page so I can't give proper credit. I'm so sorry! :-(  Since I had lots of felt in my supplies it was a perfect craft to make for my kids.

They have loved playing with them...

Here is how to make them:

1. Cut out a bird body, wings and beak out of felt. I let my kids decide what colors they wanted to use. You can see what the pieces will need to look like in the picture below.

2. Use a craft knife to cut small slits in the center of the bird body, as shown pictured below.

3. Roll one of the wings up (pictured below).

4. Put the rolled wing through the slits in the bird body to attach it to the bird. The loop underneath the bird now acts as the place you put your finger in to use it as a puppet.

5. Use a hot glue gun to add on the beak and googly eyes.

6. Lastly, use a hot glue gun to add colorful feathers at the end of the bird. And wah-lah....A bright, colorful, finger puppet for your children to play with.

4 comments: said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute! :-)

Deceptively Educational said... Best Blogger Tips

My son would LOVE these! Thanks for sharing all your amazing ideas. Pinning this for my bird-loving boy now!! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

These are super cute. For some reason it will not let me access the bird pattern. Can I please get a copy. The site said it sent you a message but I wanted to make sure. Thank you for sharing all your amazing ideas with us. By the way your bathroom is gorgeous. God Bless. Mrs. Valerie

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for letting me know the document wouldn't download Valerie! I fixed the problem so it should be good to go now. :)