12.08.2011

{tutorial & free printable pattern} Felt Nativity Hand Puppets

I in no way came up with this project on my own.  My church provided these kits to make felt nativity hand puppets and I just thought I would share it with everyone because they were quick and super cute!
 Felt Requirements:  these are just suggested body colors to make all 8 puppets using 9" x 12" felt pieces.
- 2 pieces each (light blue, tan, green, dark tan, purple, and red)
- 4 pieces each (white)
- Scrap pieces (flesh, black, yellow, dark brown, gold, dark blue, brown, pink, and gray)
Also Needed:
-Sharp fabric scissors
-Tacky craft glue
-Sewing Machine (optional)
 Other Doo-Dads Needed:
-2 brown pipe cleaners
-Ric-rac, braid, and trim
-Jewels, wooden bead, and gold button
-Small pink pom pom (for lamb's nose)
-Small bell & cord (for lamb's neck)
Download the nativity puppet outline and pattern HERE.
 It's as easy as printing the PDF pattern, cutting out the pieces and gluing them together. The instructions on the PDF file are fairly clear and concise.  My mother in law was in town last week and got a kit for herself, but she she's going to sew the hand pieces so that they last longer.  However, I did mine with craft tacky glue and they seem to be holding up just fine, thus far.
{The Three Wise Men}

{Baby Jesus, Mary & Joseph}
{Lamb, Shepherd & Angel}
The puppets came together relatively quickly and I just know the kidlets will enjoy playing with them through the holidays.  Again, download your pattern HERE.

4 comments:

  1. Those are fabulous! Thanks for sharing! I'm definitely doing this! (And very jealous of your ward! :)

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  2. Love these felt nativity figures!! Do you think you could add them to my homemade nativity linky? Would love to have them part of the collection!
    http://www.equippingcatholicfamilies.com/2011/11/homemade-nativities-links-of-light.html

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  3. My neighbor had a set of these and 15 years ago she let me borrow them to see but she never let me borrow the instructions so I had to make mine by just looking at them...bless you for posting the instructions. Now I can make more for family.

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  4. Florencia from UruguayDecember 20, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    THEY ARE WONDERFULL!!
    Thank you so much for sharing them!
    I will try to do them!

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