Sometimes I like to try crafts that don't involve yarn. They're not always my most successful attempts at crafting, and knitting and crocheting are my absolute favorite activities in the world. But I had so much fun making a tutu for my daughter last weekend that I thought I would make her some finger puppets this past weekend. Sometimes it feels a little silly to work so hard to craft something for a person with pretty fickle tastes, but that little creature is my very favorite person to craft for. So craft for her I did, with a little help from Crafting with Felt.
I loved the Owl Headband, but figured finger puppets would be a better bet. My little girl is two, and I've noticed her putting lots of things on her fingers lately. All I had to do was cut out an extra body template for each owl when I was cutting out the felt pieces.
I don't quite have the dexterity to cut big ol' owl eyes out of felt, and so I decided to embroider some eyes on the 4 little owls I made. Since there were 4 faces to play with, I gave them different expressions just for fun.
There are no pictures of the parts where I used a glue gun to attach the beak and wings because using a glue gun gets me pretty tense and I was mostly focused on not smearing hot glue on the owl faces or my fingers. I was pretty lucky on both counts.
I think there are plenty of great crafts in Crafting with Felt, and I really enjoyed making these owl puppets from the Owl Headband template. I would absolutely recommend the Owl Headband if you were crafting for a head that belonged to a much less ,uh, headstrong person. My person has a pretty intense dislike for headbands.
But when she saw the owl puppets?
Ugh, it was just so cute. I wish you could have seen her grin from ear to ear as she reached out for these little guys. "Baby chickens!" she exclaimed.
Once she said it, though, I could see the resemblance.
She likes them so much that I'm going to go ahead and call them baby chickens. The kid loves chicks, and if this is what a crafting win looks like, I'll take it!