How to Make an Owl Finger Puppet

I’m a bit obsessed with making felt finger puppets and my latest one is no exception, this cute owl! I think that using a sewing machine can be a bit overwhelming to a lot of people, but this project only requires hand sewing and within a short time you can make this cute owl that would be a lovely toy for your kids or make a great gift for someone else!

how to make an owl finger puppetMaterials needed:

Grey, white, orange and pink felt

Thread. I used a dark one for the feathers on the owls belly and an invisible one for the rest so I didn’t need to change too often. It also helps hide your stitches!

Needle and pins

Fabric scissors

Paper

Googly eyes

Super glue

owl finger puppet materials

How to make an Owl finger puppet

1. On the paper draw and then cut out two owl shapes. Put a pin in either side and make sure it will fit on your finger properly! If the size isn’t quite right then adjust it accordingly.

owl finger puppet template

2. Using the template cut out two owl shapes from grey felt.

3. Using your paper templates, draw and then cut out two wings and a tummy, and some eyes for your owl. By using the paper template you can be sure that they will fit onto your finger puppet correctly. Cut the tummy, wings, eyes and a beak from your felt.

4. On the tummy shape sew some v shapes for the feathers. I did each stitch twice to ensure that it could be seen properly.

sewing a felt owl finger puppet

5. Sew the owls tummy onto the main body of the owl and then sew on the wings, eyes and beak. Always sew on the pieces first which need to be underneath (ie eyes before beak).

owl finger puppet tutorial6. Pin together the two pieces of your owl and then sew them together. For your first stitch sew from inside the puppet going outwards, so any knot that you have used is inside the puppet.

7. Attach the googly eyes using super glue.

8. Your owl is now finished and ready to play with. Hurray!

owl finger puppet handmade gift

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9 Comments

  1. 13th November 2014 / 12:37 pm

    Hoot hoot, very cute!

  2. 15th November 2014 / 9:22 am

    Very sweet. I bet there is lots of hooting going in your house at the moment.

  3. 26th February 2015 / 3:01 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing, they were super easy to make & turned out adorable. I actually made 10 of them for http://www.crafthope.com.

    • 27th February 2015 / 8:25 pm

      That’s fantastic! Thank you for letting me know, that really cheered up my day 😀

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