Finger puppets are a great way to entertain kids and help them learn about different animals. In this video, I will show you how to make easy farm animal finger puppets using felt material. You and your youngster won’t need to sew anything!
Making farm animal puppets is a wonderful way to spend quality time with your children while also teaching them about some of the different animals that live on a farm. So gather up your materials and let’s get started!
What you will need for this art activity
- Googly eyes
- Yellow felt
- Orange felt
- Light and dark brown felt
- Light and dark pink felt
- Black and white felt
- Black marker
Finger Puppet Duck
1. You need to get an circle-shaped object to trace.
(This can be from a toilet roll, sellotape, etc). Put your yellow felt down. Make a circle.
2. After you’ve traced, get your orange felt and double the sides then cut it out in a triangle.
3. Stick on your triangle at the bottom of the circle.
4. Then stick your two googly eyes to the top to complete the duck’s face.
5. Turn around to the back, and get some nice orange felt. Put a little bit of glue on the left and the right, make sure not to put any glue in the middle of this, so your finger can fit through!
This gives you your first little finger puppet!
Finger Puppet Pig
1. You need to get circle-shaped object to trace.
(This can be from a toilet roll, sellotape, etc). Put your pink felt down and draw a circle.
2. Get your dark felt and make a small oval shape, then cut this out.
3. With your marker, draw two black dots in the middle of your pink oval shape.
4. Stick this to the front of the circle at the button to make it into the pig’s nose.
5. Then get your googly eyes and stick them on.
6. Then get your pink felt again and cut out triangles for the ears of the pig. Stick these on the back.
7. The final step is to get your dark pink felt. Cut a rectangle then put a little bit of glue on the left and the right, make sure not to put any glue in the middle of this, so your finger can fit through!
Then you have your second and brightest finger puppet!
Finger Puppet Dog
1. Get some brown dark felt then trace a circle as done previously.
2. Next draw out pointy ears and cut both of them out.
3. Stick on your pointy ears at the back of the circle.
4. Turn your circle back to the front and get your dark felt. Draw an oval shape for the nose of the dog then stick this on.
5. Cut out a patch for his eye and stick this on the circle.
6. Stick one of the googly eyes on this patch.
7. Then stick your other googly eye on over on the left.
8. Get your black marker and go back to your oval shape. Draw a W shape on this for the dog’s mouth.
9. The final step is to get your dark brown felt. Cut a rectangle then put a little bit of glue on the left and the right, make sure not to put any glue in the middle of this, so your finger can fit through!
Then you have made our third lovely finger puppet.
Finger Puppet Cow
1. Trace out a circle using your white felt circle and cut it out.
2. Draw two small triangles for his ears and cut them out .
3. Then get some pink felt and cut a small oval shape for the cow’s nose.
4. Get your black marker and draw two small dots on the nose.
5. Cut out two small circles (spots) with the black felt for his eye with the black felt.
6. Then stick on your circles (spots) along with your oval shape for his nose.
7. Turn your circle around and stick on all the parts onto the front of the finger puppet.
8. Stick on the googly eyes.
9. Then your final step is to get your black felt. Cut a rectangle then create your finger holder piece like with the previous finger puppets.
You have now completed all four Farm animal puppets!
This is a lovely activity to do with any age group. Everyone loves finger puppets! They are a great activity for imagination and education.
These finger puppets can also be a toy for someone or a present for somebody. If you do not have any felt then simply use paper instead.
I have used felt as it is a nicer texture for children.
Note to all making googly eyes: They can fall off if not glued very well so be careful when using these with children under 3 years of age.
If you do not have any googly eyes, then you can draw yours and stick them on with paper also.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this video.
If you have made any lovely crafts yourself, please share and I will add to my gallery.
Thanks so much,