Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Calico Hand Puppet

by Jane (follow)
Toys (31)      Puppet (16)      Fabric paint (4)      Calico (3)     
Hand puppets are lots of fun to make and to play with afterwards. I found this Calico Hand Puppet kit by The Creative School Supply Company in my local art store and thought my 3-year old would enjoy making it. The kit meant that it was a very quick and easy project. However, if you have a sewing machine, you could always sew your own puppet outline onto calico.

Time: 10 minutes
Age: Any age
Level: Easy

Materials
Puppet kit or two calico squares and a sewing machine
Fabric paints or fabric crayons



calico hand puppet
Materials ready to go


Method
If you have the kit, simply cut around the sewn shape, leaving 1cm border from the stitching line



calico hand puppet
Cut around the puppet shape


If you don't have a kit, sew a clover shaped outline onto two squares of calico, then cut out around the shape leaving the 1cm border
Carefully snip the fabric inwards towards the seams on all the bends and corners. This helps to give the puppet a smooth edge when it is turned right side out



calico hand puppet
Makes snips around the bends and corners, being careful not to cut the stitching


Turn the puppet the right way out



calico hand puppet
Turned the right way round and ready for painting


Now it's time to decorate your puppet. We used fabric paints. However you could also use fabric crayons or markers



calico hand puppet
Now for the messy bit


Older children could sew or glue on buttons, pom poms, felt pieces, google eyes, feather, fur etc.



handmade calico hand puppet
Meet Percy Puppet


Now it's time to play with your puppet. Why not make more than one and put on a puppet show?

Notes
I bought the puppet kit (calico squares with sewn puppet outline and instruction sheet) for $2.75 from Art Shed in Brisbane.

Categories
#Puppet
#Calico
#Toys
#Fabric paint
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Over 10a
#Easy
#Any age
I like this Article - 11
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Jane
Create a cute fairy toadstool out of an old champagne cork to put in a fairy garden
12 likes
Children can help prepare these novelty shaped pizza slices - perfect for a party! Time: 10 ...
12 likes
Create an easy crown hair band for a little princess
6 likes
Create a colourful money box from a coffee can and some patterned sticky plastic
9 likes
This sheep photo frame is surprisingly easy and cheap to make
9 likes
This game is a mixture of and , played on a egg carton 'board' with shell and nut playing piece...
11 likes
view all articles by Jane
Articles by Jane on Other Hubs
Here are some links to friends of Parent101 and other useful sites
400 views
Cornflour clay (cornstarch clay, baker's clay) is very easy to make and can be used to create decora...
5 likes
Recycle a coffee tin to create a funky pencil pot
8 likes
ID: 514
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
Inspirational quotes on a watercolour background seem to be everywhere right now
8 likes
Using store-bought cardboard shapes, or ones you have made yourself, kids of all ages can have f...
3 likes
Turn jelly into finger food! This is a fun activity for kids to do with an adult
2 likes
Make your own badges using some papers, mountain tape and, last but not least, some creativity
7 likes
Make this cute little fish with your little ones using items that can be found in most homes
3 likes
This is an awesome craft for every princesses who love the Beauty and the Beast
1 like
These easy brownies are transformed for Easter with a little icing and mini eggs to create chocolate...
1 like
An easy brownie recipe to make with the kids
1 like
A great Easter themed craft that could be used to collect mini chocolate eggs or be given as a gift...
6 likes
Making popcorn from scratch is really easy, much cheaper than buying from the shops and with this re...
6 likes
Categories
Under 5s (586)
Any Age (402)
Over 10s (380)
Baby (12)
Links (1)
Easy (867)
Medium (241)
Hard (37)
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version