Monday, July 18, 2011

Smiley Santa Felt Finger Puppets

Ho, ho ho!  Use the pattern below to make these jolly Santas from felt. I used a fuzzy, thin white fabric for the beard and fabric paints for the features (eyes, belt buckle, mouth).  Slip them onto pencils or candy canes for holiday gifts!

Looking for a great story to go along with these? Year after year, my family looks forward to Christmas in Exeter Street, by Diane Hendry.  This unusual story of compassion and holiday cheer warms our hearts and stays in our imaginations!   Guests arrive for the holiday celebration, taking their places in special rooms.  However, other guests end up in the house until people and pets are sleeping in spaces from the basement to attic, including the cupboards, window sills, bathtub, and kitchen sink. Santa comes when everyone is finally asleep, but he has to take off his socks to count on his toes to ensure he hasn't forgotten everyone.  The illustrations are detailed and delicious, and the example of taking people into our hearts and homes is perfect for the season!

Santa Felt Finger Puppet Pattern

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