I love searching the web to see the wide variety of creativity in puppets and puppetry styles. Here’s a list of 10 links to 31 free felt hand puppet patterns that include instructions as well.
Cute Bunny Hand Puppets
These super cute bunny hand puppets are too adorable for words. The blog post features great photography and step by step instructions for sewing each bunny hand puppets. You could adapt the instructions for hot glue if sewing isn’t your thing. Although the fine detail in the face would be easier to do with a needle and thread. The pattern pdf is the last link in the Materials section.
Adorable Teddy Bear Hand Puppet
Everything you need to make an adorable teddy bear hand puppet. Blog post features step by step instructions on how to sew the puppet. You can adapt the instruction for hot glue instead of sewing as well. The pattern pdf link is in the “what do I need” list.
Old MacDonald Hand Puppets
The whole set for Old MacDonald is here in 9 total hand puppets. Old MacDonald, horse, cow, cat, chicken, duck, dog, pig and sheep. Follow along with the instructions to make the horse by sewing or adapt the instructions for using a hot glue gun.
Doorway Puppet Theater
Here’s a blog post that has it all. How to make a doorway theater curtain and 3 hand puppets – lion, elephant and pig. The instructions feature hand sewing the puppets, but you could put the pieces together using a sewing machine or hot glue gun.
Easter Hand Puppets
Short and sweet all text instructions on how to make an Easter themed bunny or chick hand puppet. One of the first and only hand puppet pattern on this list to use hot glue instead of sewing to make the puppets.
Washcloth Hand Puppets
Here’s text instructions on how to make a cow, bunny or bear hand puppet using washcloths instead of felt. Of course you can always substitute felt for the washcloth.
Spring Hand Puppets
Lovely pic by pic instructions on how to hand sew a chick, frog and bunny hand puppet. Love the creativity in the eyes for these puppets.
Wild Hand Puppets
Update 9-13-18: Link broken. Blog post features a picture of the finished adorable wild hand puppets. A monkey, elephant and lion. There’s a link in the blog to a pdf that has pic by pic instructions on how to sew each puppet and the hand puppet patterns.
Wild Outdoors Hand Puppets
Shake things up with a reindeer and fox hand puppet. Blog post also has instructions on how to make a cute dog and bear hand puppet. Sewing instructions here, but as stated before you could always adapt for hot glue.
Easy DIY Hand Puppets
Here’s a nice blog that gives you the steps to make your own hand puppets with everyday tools on hand. Love the adorable gingerbread man and snowman. Super cute.