I got a little one to one time with my 8 year old the other day and she wanted to do some sewing. Since I was typing up a witch tutorial at the time but wanted to facilitate, I helped her create some easy Halloween finger puppets. The designs and ideas were really all her own, barring the ghoul which I felt compelled to make too 😉 All I did was cut out her designs and help her with some of the fiddly face bits but otherwise she made them and did all the stitching.
Each puppet is made from two pieces of felt stitched together. The ears are folded over on the mouse to give a bat look to them but otherwise the spider legs, pumpkin stalk and owl wings are stitched between the main body layers as you go round. The bat wings are stuck on the back and the face pieces are stuck on the front.
There is a story behind the bat. His body was originally a mouse and he was re-purposed after that project ended due to mouse fatigue. His wings are one set of butterfly wings (which can be printed here) which were also left over. Obviously you could just make your own wings to be more bat like but we rather liked the mouse-a-fly.
The Halloween finger puppet patterns can be downloaded and printed here except for the faces because frankly, I think you should make those up yourself! 😉
We’ve got a more complicated set of puppets under construction too, so hopefully they’ll be available soon!