Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tutorial: Disney Princess Finger Puppets

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A few days ago I showed you the Disney Princess finger puppets I made for my niece.

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She needed a bag to carry them in, so we made it the shape of a castle.

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They really were so simple to make, and oh-so-much fun to play with. And since I already put the time into making pattern pieces, why not share the with you so you can make them too?

You can download the PDF patterns here. It’s a document with five pages that look like this:

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The supplies you’ll need are: Various felt colors (white/tan, pink, yellow, green, purple, red, dark blue, black, light blue), hot glue, ribbon.

Each page tells you the princess’ name and each piece you’ll need to cut and from what color. It also labels whether each piece is for the front or the back of the puppet.

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Cut out your pattern pieces and then you’re ready to glue them together! I started by building the front of the puppet. For example, when building the Belle puppet, I started by gluing the layers of the skirt, then gluing them to the body (the rectangle with the rounded top). Then I glued the front and back body pieces together by going around the sides and rounded top, leaving the bottom open. I then covered the back of the head in glue, overlapped the body at the bottom of it, then glued the front of the head on, followed by the hair. You can add any extra accessories or extra dress details that you’d like.

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For the castle bag, I cut out two pieces in pink and a piece of pink ribbon. I also cut out a piece for the entrance to the castle and glued down rosettes on either side. Then glue around the outside walls of the castle, and glued the ribbon in between the front and back at the tops of the two towers, leave the middle portion open.

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Then enjoy how proud your little lady is of her puppets!

If you make a set, I’d love to see them! You can either leave me a link in the comments or email me at nolanandjill {at} gmail {dot} com.

Thanks for stopping by!

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32 comments:

  1. Great! I just printed out the pattern. I have 3 daughters and plan to make 2 sets with them today, as my oldest, who is 5, is throwing up and will definitely be staying home sick from school today. When she is feeling a little better, this craft will certainly cheer her up. Thanks!!!!

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  2. Oh my gosh these are so great!! My little sister-in-law is only 6 and she would ADORE these! Thanks for sharing =) x

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  3. Oh my goodness...these are so cute! They'd be perfect in my daughter's quiet book!
    http://itsourlongstory.blogspot.com/2011/10/quiet-book.html

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  4. This is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  5. So cute. I would love for you to stop by and link up your finger puppets to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to link up. I also have a link party for Halloween projects only at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/09/trick-or-treat-link-party.html that I would love for you to link up to as well.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  6. Those are so adorable! I'm sure they will be loved for quite a while :)

    Love for you to link up at:
    "Made by ME" Linky Party at JAQS at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/made-by-me-4-linky-party-and-features.html

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  7. These are just about the cutest thing ever. Thanks so much for sharing the templates too. That is so nice of you. I've got to figure out who I can make these for now...

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  8. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/disney-princess-finger-puppets/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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  9. Oh I´m very excited to find these patterns. My daughter loves princesses and that would make her happy for long time. Thanks for sharing.
    Wish you a nice holiday!

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  10. These are adorable! I made Snow White, Prince Charming, and those 7 dwarfs. My niece is going to love these, but I might have to add a castle bag - yours is so cute!

    http://bread-n-chocolate.blogspot.com/2011/12/homemade-holidays-childs-play.html

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern. I had so much fun making my own. You can see them here:
    http://www.servingpinklemonade.blogspot.com/2012/01/princess-finger-puppets.html

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  12. Thank you!! I found you via servingpinklemonade and wow - these are so cute and you are so generous to give the pattern away. I think my daughter will LOVE these. And I love princesses that are non-Disney, ya know?

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  13. I really have to make these very cute - I am now a follower!

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  14. These are precious! And perfect favors for my daughter's Disney princess birthday party! Thank you!

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  15. Love it! I posted a link to this on my blog...thru my pinterest board
    Thanks!
    Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

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  16. I'm making a set of these for my daughter's birthday. But instead of making the bag (because my daughter already has waaay too many bags) I've decided to pair it with a castle puppet theatre I'm making out of some MDF off-cuts. I'm so excited to see her face (not sure that I'm so excited to sit through the endless puppet shows . . .)

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  17. I am going to make these for my cousin's little girl. She will be so excited to get a present at her mom's baby shower for her little brother!

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  18. Thank you so much for the patterns. I first just saw them on Pinterst and was going to make it up but these are so helpful. Can't wait to use my stash of felt and get creating. Thanks again.

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  19. I had a great time making a lot of princess finger puppets for my little girls, plus a few more they wanted. I posted pictures on my blog if you want to see them at http://joekaylyn-littlefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/princess-finger-puppets.html .
    Thanks again for the patterns it was really helpful.

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  20. thank you sooo much for sharing your patterns!! i can't wait to make these for my daughter!

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  21. Thank you so much for the patterns! I was able to make a wonderful birthday present for my daughter. She absolutely loves them. I added a few new characters she requested as well. Here is a link to my blog if you would like to see how they turned out: http://tulipsforuleps.blogspot.com/2012/03/princess-finger-puppets.html

    Thanks again! I am very grateful!!!

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  22. I can't print out the patterns. I get blank pages. Is there a secret I don't know about to print these?

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  23. This castle bag is brilliant!Thanks for inspiring.

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  24. Thanks for sharing! I got together with some girl friends yesterday and we each made a set. I will be sharing mine over on my blog today. Thanks again!

    Jonie

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  26. I wasn't able to get the PDF to print, but I could click on the individual images and print those.

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    1. I'm glad you were able to get it to print. I'm not sure why the link to the PDF doesn't always print for people. I'm wondering if it is dependent on the browser or PDF reader you use?

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  27. Thanks for such a cute idea! And for uploading the templates too! :) I really love the little castle bags, so clever! Just finished my set there now - http://beinginspired-blog.blogspot.ie/2012/08/day-8-princess-finger-puppets.html

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  28. Thank you so much for posting these templates. I am a mom and a teacher, so I don't have a lot of extra time for crafting. I really wanted to make felt puppets with my daughter and she loves princesses. We got them done in a couple of hours and she gets to take them to preschool for sharing day tomorrow!

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  29. How do you get these to print? I try and it won't even show one page. Thanks

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  30. These are so cute! I am going to make some this weekend. Thank you for sharing the free template for these!

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