I had intended to make them in 3 colors but well, I got lazy, I got busy, I got kids. So just know you can make them in a variety of colors. BTdubs, M came up with this pose all on his own. He’s a ham.
Then I stacked it on a second piece of felt and cut around it as template. This was pretty risky of me to freehand cut it. I’m trying to not be so persnickety with my crafts. I get all kinds of anxious wanting things to be perfect. But you know what? It is a finger puppet. I need to relax. If you feel more comfortable, just use a pen to draw the outline on the second piece.
Trim the ends close to the knots. Closer than I did in the picture above. M gives these a thumbs up. This fit snug on his thumb. If I were you I would give yourself a little extra room to make sure it is easy to get on and off. Or, I don’t know, you could do something like measure…Nah.
Turns out a shaka is a perfect pose for showing off these finger puppets…thanks Hawaiian relatives! How cute is that face! He’s not smiling because he’s super cute though. He’s smiling because he was being so ornery I was almost in tears just trying to get a few good shots. And he knew he had me right on the edge. Good thing he is so dang cute or he would be in time out. For, like, a year.