How to make Minion finger puppets

A few weeks back I was asked if I would like to review some craft supplies for Viking, after oohh-ing and ahhh-ing over their site for a bit I decided that I’d like to have a play with their felt. Felt is one of my favourite craft supplies as it’s so easy to use and is so forgiving if you’re not the greatest at sewing! I love making felt finger puppets and as the colours were so bright and cheery I thought it would be fun to try and make some Minion finger puppets and I’m really pleased with how it worked out!

How to make minion finger puppets

To make Minion finger puppets you will need:

Felt in yellow, blue and black. I used the ones in this multicoloured pack.

Googley eyes

Cotton – I used black, blue and a see through thread.

Needle

Pins

Super glue

Card or paper for your template

making minion finger puppets for kids

Instructions:

The first and most important thing is to make a template that will fit around your finger after you’ve finished sewing. I drew a fat finger shape and then cut it out to check the fit. This actually took me a couple of tries to get it right so if your unsure do cut out one for each side and make sure you will still have room for your finger once you’ve finished sewing!

Pin your finger template onto your yellow felt and cut around it. Do this twice so you have a front and a back piece.

felt minion toys

Pin the template onto your blue felt and cut around it, this is for their dungarees. Chop a bit off the top and cut out the dungaree shape. I did this freehand but if you’re worried you could always cut your template into the shape you want first and then cut around that.

From your black felt cut out a long thin strip to use for the glasses, a small circle for the logo on their dungarees and two arms and hands. I did originally think of doing the arms as part of the main body but frankly it was a faff and I’m all about trying to keep things as simple as possible! This is what your assembled bits of felt should look like.

making minion puppets

Next start sewing on the pieces that will be on the outside of your minion finger puppet, you need to do this before you sew the front and the back together. The order I did mine in was overalls, then black band for glasses, then the black circle. I left cutting the band for the eyes until the whole puppet was complete as I wanted to make sure it was the right length.

The next thing is the mouth, I did this by backstitching using black thread.

making a minion finger puppet for childrenNow you’re ready to sew the two pieces together. Pin them together with the black arms in place where you want them, make sure they poke far enough in that your sewing will hold them in place.

Finally use some super glue to stick your googley eyes in place and your minion finger puppet is ready to go. Use one or two eyes depending on what minion you want to make. You are now officially mum of the year.

minion finger puppet with one eyeAlthough I sewed this myself it might be a suitable sewing project for older kids. On the other hand they might prefer to sew themselves Harry Styles or something, blatantly I’m still just hanging with the preschoolers!

minion finger puppet tutorial

I’m really pleased with how this worked out and of course its a popular craft to make for small kids to play with. The felt was super easy to work with and as the pack I received has so many gorgeous colours in it I know that I’ll be making loads more felty crafts over the next few months!

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Disclaimer: I was sent this felt pack to review for Viking. All opinions remain my own, as of course is the tutorial. You can check out their lovely arts and crafts supplies here.

 

15 Comments

  1. 16th September 2014 / 11:17 am

    This is seriously cute! I’ve not worked with felt yet, but would like to try this one 🙂

  2. 16th September 2014 / 10:23 pm

    Oh I love this! My son loves Despicable Me 2 at the moment, so this would be a great idea to make these up for one of our Family Fun Nights where do watch a movie and do a craft or game to match.

  3. 18th September 2014 / 9:32 am

    That looks great. I think my girls would love to make that when they are a bit older.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  4. 22nd September 2014 / 1:31 am

    This is a cute idea! Pinning!

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  5. channon
    17th October 2014 / 11:20 am

    He is so cute! My son will have a blast making these. Thank you for sharing!

  6. 21st April 2015 / 12:03 pm

    P.S. I’ve included these in my ultimate round up of the most awesome DIY minion party ideas! x

  7. Nicole
    16th May 2015 / 11:13 am

    Thank you so very for the idea, it is great I am going to use it for my son’s minion birthday party

    • 19th May 2015 / 7:04 pm

      Oh that’s great! ope he has a brilliant birthday 😀

  8. Arty Lee
    27th July 2015 / 8:53 am

    I’m not really part of the target market for minions or finger puppets, but this looks wonderful! Very cute. Congrats on getting featured in the Mirror!

  9. Minion Costume
    13th September 2015 / 11:53 am

    Awesome! They look great and will go well with our Minion / Despicable Me themed Halloween party. Thanks!

  10. Cleo Soazandry
    8th December 2015 / 4:41 pm

    Such a great idea, will be fun and ideas to make, thanks ?

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