It’s really easy to make these cute little felt Gruffalo finger puppets. Just follow these simple instructions for creative storytelling of The Gruffalo.
DIY Felt Gruffalo Finger Puppets
Sooo, I made this fun Gruffalo dress-up apron for my kids and then realized, I needed some more characters to really let them re-tell the story in full Gruffalo fashion.
Since we don’t have a ton of storage space in the house, I decided that some cute little felt finger puppets would fit nicely into a pocket on the apron and thus – the Gruffalo character finger puppets were born!
You will need: felt, fabric paint, scissors and something to sew them together (last ditch effort, just glue the outsides, but I do have faith that the majority of our readers know how to do a simple straight stitch!)
After I put the kids to bed, I opened the Gruffalo book and free-handed my version of the characters.
REMEMBER – we will never be able to replicate the talent of Axel Scheffler and we don’t need to.
Our children really don’t mind imperfections. I PROMISE!
When they were almost dry (I was impatient and smudged a few), I cut the backs like this and straight-stitched up the edges with an opening at the bottom for their little fingers. Ta DA! That’s it!
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