Monday, April 26, 2010

Washcloth Bath Puppets

Quick Sewing Idea: Bath Time Puppets

This project is from my book:
Creative Juice - 24 Re-crafting Projects to Make With Recycled Stuff

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.


1 hand towel
embroidery floss
felt scraps
embroidery needle
sewing machine
permanent marker
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.


  1. this is super cute!

  2. How cute are those?!?!?! And easy to make too. Adorable!

  3. So Cute! This is definitely going in my projects to do file. My nephews would love these!

  4. I am so going to make some of these this summer! I love them! Thanks for sharing

  5. What a fun and cute little project...I'm going to have my girls make some for my friend's newest baby...they will love working on these!!


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