Jennings's QUARTER CIRCLE CREATURES
Materials for making some fun and
creative finger puppet animals:
fabric that doesn't need seaming and
1. Cut out
a quarter circle of chosen material...a
good length for the radius is 3"
(see figure 1 for pattern.)
Fold in half.
Sew along straight edge (see figure 2.)
Sew elastic loop to seam as indicated to
use for finger anchor (see fig. 2.)
make a mouse, turn right side out, add
eyes, nose, tail, etc. as in figure 3.
To animate your creation, turn right side
out, slip your index finger into the
elastic loop and you will find that you
have good control over the movement of
Some Other Specific
1. Cut ear shape as
indicated (see figure 4 & 5 for
2. Sew along dotted lines as
3. Turn right side out.
4. Add features desired
(eyes, nose, hair, tail, etc.)
....For cat, cut 2 small
circles as dinicated, cut darts, glue
edges of dart together and glue each of
the now slightly cone shaped circles to
front of snout to form cheeks as
indicated on figure 6...
5. Add body and paws as
shown in figures 6 & 7, if desired.
Body is another cone shape about the size
of the head; legs and arms can be smaller
cones, or long strips of fabric with paw
ends formed by glueing the tips around a
BBQ skewer and rolling up toward the body
until the paw is the desired size. This
gives you a puppet with a wider range of
EXPERIMENT: Try making a
rabbit, sheep, goat, rhino. See what
animals you can concoct. And most of all,
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