Sunday, December 07, 2008

Make it: Kids Bath Time Puppets

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Quick Baby Gift: Bath Time Puppets

Bathtime just turned into an imaginative puppet show! Ordinary hand towels and felt become fun bath puppets in the shape of frogs, piglets, monsters or anything else a child can imagine.

Materials:

1 hand towel
embroidery floss
felt scraps
embroidery needle
scissors
sewing machine
permanent marker
Steps:
1. Choose a hand towel and felt in colors appropriate for each puppet.


2. Fold the towel in half end to end. Place a hand on the folded towel with your arm pointed toward the towel ends and a finger pointed toward the fold. Spread your pinky and thumb as far as possible and, with a wide stroke (approximately 1-1/2" from your hand), trace around your hand (like a hand turkey) with the marker.


3. Cut through both layers of the towel on the traced line and pin for sewing. Sew around the puppet, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance; leave the bottom part of the puppet open for your hand.



4. Clip the curves of the seam allowance to increase flexibility and turn right side out.



5. Adding features is the place to get creative. Cut circles for eyes, funny noses, floppy ears, etc. Hand-stitch with embroidery floss and add extra details with a simple satin stitch.

4 comments:

  1. These are adorable and will make awesome Christmas gifts for the young people in my life. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Great idea .....I love it. Thanks for this posting

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  3. Anonymous1:44 PM

    thats so cute im so gonna make that 4 my little sister

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