Adorable Felt Halloween Finger Puppets

Fun Felt Halloween Finger Puppets! A cool craft to make with your kids. {OneCreativeMommy.com} Free template and lots of pictures and ideas.

You guys! My kids and I had so much fun making these adorably creepy felt Halloween finger puppets last week!

Fun Felt Halloween Finger Puppets! A cool craft to make with your kids. {OneCreativeMommy.com} Free template and lots of pictures and ideas

I did learn one thing the hard way: If you are going to make a craft first so that you can take pictures, don’t show your kids or they will lose all imagination. When it was their turn to make their own, all they wanted to do was make the exact same puppets I had already made! What we are going to do with three Frankensteins, three Draculas, three mummies . . . (you get the picture) is beyond me!

Fun Felt Halloween Finger Puppets! A cool craft to make with your kids. {OneCreativeMommy.com} Free template and lots of pictures and ideas

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You can make these cool creatures as simple or as complex as you’d like. Basic for little ones, or more detailed for older kids. You can even make them no sew. (Keep reading for directions.) You’ll have to forgive me in advance for the plethora of pictures. These little guys turned out so cute that I couldn’t stop taking pictures!

Fun Felt Halloween Finger Puppets! A cool craft to make with your kids. {OneCreativeMommy.com} Free template and lots of pictures and ideas

Let’s get started! Here’s what you need to get creating.

Fun Felt Halloween Finger Puppets! {OneCreativeMommy.com} Materials

Materials: 

  • Felt scraps
  • Embroidery floss and needle (or skip this for no sew option)
  • Fabric glue (I used Elmer’s Craft Bond)
  • Wiggly eyes (I used colored and plain black eyes)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Finger Puppet Template (Click download button below to open and print pdf file.)

Click to download

Fun Felt Halloween Finger Puppets! A cool craft to make with your kids. {OneCreativeMommy.com} Free template and lots of pictures and ideas

Instructions:

Download and print the Halloween Finger Puppet Template. Cut out the finger puppet shape and trace it two times onto a scrap of felt. Cut out the shapes. You will need two of each shape for each finger puppet.

Fun Felt Halloween Finger Puppets! {OneCreativeMommy.com} Cutting out the felt

Once you have cut out all of your shapes, select a coordinating or matching color of embroidery floss for every puppet. Leaving the bottom of the puppet open, sew around the outside edge with a blanket or whip stitch. (See detail below.)

Fun Felt Halloween Finger Puppets! {OneCreativeMommy.com} Blanket stitch

Fun Felt Halloween Finger Puppets! {OneCreativeMommy.com} Blanket stitch

*NO SEW INSTRUCTIONS* Instead of sewing around the edges, use a bead of fabric glue to seal the edges of the puppet.

Fun Felt Halloween Finger Puppets! {OneCreativeMommy.com} The fun part! Designing the monsters!

Now’s the fun part! Make a huge mess! (We’re really, really good at that part. In fact, you might call us experts.) Using felt scraps, fabric scissors, glue and wiggly eyes, let your kids go wild and turn the puppets into monsters and Halloween characters.

Fun Felt Halloween Finger Puppets! A cool craft to make with your kids. {OneCreativeMommy.com} Free template and lots of pictures and ideas

Here’s a list of the creepy (and cute) characters we created:

Jack O-lantern, Mummy, Dracula, Ghost, Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s Bride, Witch, 3-eyed monster, 1-eyed monster

I bet you can think of some more!

Fun Felt Halloween Finger Puppets! A cool craft to make with your kids. {OneCreativeMommy.com} Free template and lots of pictures and ideas

Wondering what to do with your Halloween finger puppets? How about a finger play? Have you heard this one?

Five Little Monsters (Author Unknown)

Five little monsters sitting on the floor.
The first one said, “Let’s knock on someone’s door.”
The second on said, “Let’s act a little scary.”
The third one said, “Why are we so hairy?”
The fourth one said, “I hear a funny sound.”
The fifth one said, “There’s no one else around.”
Then “WHOOSH” went the wind and “EEK!” someone said
So five little monsters ran under the bed.

 


Fun Felt Halloween Finger Puppets! A cool craft to make with your kids. {OneCreativeMommy.com} Free template and lots of pictures and ideas

I think these two might just be my favorites! What do you think? What Halloween characters will you create?

Special thanks to Elmer’s for sponsoring this post. All opinions and designs are my own.

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Comments

  1. These are so incredibly adorable! I love how simple they are and they turned out so cute!
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  2. Love these! Kids will be far more enthusiastic about learning to sew if the result is something as cute as this! I wouldn’t be able to put them down either!
    Also, you made me smile at a memory from my days in art education. The professor warned us about showing samples, because the entire classroom would focus on duplicating them. And, yes, I got the exact same result when I defied that suggestion! As far as your cute daughters, though, they were motivated to practice their skills – and got the triplets of their dreams!
    Pinned this for use with my just-5 year old granddaughter for Saturday afternoon! Thanks for (once again!) a really, really cute – and usable! – idea!
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  3. Oh goodness these are cute! Pinning!
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  4. My kids would love these. Thanks for adding a no sew option for people like me. ;) I love the song idea too!

  5. these are too cute for kids!

  6. These are freaking adorable. I want to make some to play with myself! I’ve never seen colored googly eyes–I guess I’m looking at the wrong craft stores.
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  7. These felt puppets are so cute! This could make a great craft activity for a Halloween party :) (pinned!)
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  8. These are awesome!! I’m totally making them with my kids. Thanks for sharing!
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  9. This looks absolutely amazing! Pinned and tweeted. You always bring the most amazing creations to our party. Thank you! I hope to see you again, this Monday at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls

  10. Such a sweet Halloween Craft Heidi! Pinning to our party board. Thanks for sharing your craft @ Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. I hope you will join us again tonight @ 8 EST. Take care, Tara
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  11. Oh my, these are adorable! I especially love the mummy finger puppet with the googly eyes peeking out — so cute!
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  12. How adorable! I just love those colored googly eyes. This looks like a craft easy enough even for a non-sewer like me!
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  13. I have not pulled out my sewing machine in probably two years, so this kind of craft is right up my alley!
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  14. I have pinned these as they look fantastic and I LOVE the mummy one. They look so professional.
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  15. Oh, the mummy puppet is my favorite. And, these look pretty easy to make too.
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  16. Oh my gosh, these are seriously the cutest.
    Love it. I doubt ours would turn out this good looking though lol
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  17. These are so incredibly cute. They would be perfect for a story time. Pinning and sharing!!
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  18. These are absolutely adorable! Excited about some spooky finger puppet plays in the future!!
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  19. My toddlers love these little finger songs right now. Being able to make these adorable puppet will make their day. Thank you for sharing.

  20. I wish I had thought of this when my kids were younger – they are adorable!
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  21. These are so cute. Love the glue idea, make it easier for kids, and for me too!
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  22. These are such adorable finger puppets! My kids would love to make these.

  23. These are so cute! They would be perfect for class Halloween parties, too!

  24. I love working with felt and these Halloween finger puppets are adorable. It’s great that kids can help making them as it involves no sewing.

  25. These are just so adorable! And what a fun thing to use with some of the Halloween books — kids can act out the story with these finger puppets.
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  26. These are absolutely adorable and a sewing project I could actually pull off. My youngest would absolutely LOVE them!
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  27. These look adorable and easy for kids to do :) I wonder if my 3 year old would be ready.

  28. Love these. I an see how I could easily modify them for other themes too!

  29. I just love it!!

    Thanks so much for sharing :) I know it’s a little late (Or just early :D) but do you have a Christmas version as well?

    Thanks so much!

  30. Super creative :)

    This is perfect for my 7 year old daughter – she loves to sew (sewing is a needle pulling thread through 2 pieces of cloth 2-3 times for her lol) but I think this is simple enough for her to enjoy and not feel too unskilled for.

    Thanks for sharing – you made my day :)

  31. Hi Heidi. These finger puppets, as you say are just adorable. Thanks for sharing. We’ve included your tutorial in our latest Halloween Craft for Kids inspiration roundup. https://craftylikegranny.com/halloween-crafts/ Cheers Jodie and Emily :)

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