Alligator Fun Facts

Our Alligator Puppet Sewing Pattern is the pattern of the month! Even though real alligators are quite ferocious looking with all of those teeth, kids love alligators and alligators are featured prominently in children’s books, finger plays and songs.  Even though our puppet pattern is called an alligator, it could be used as a crocodile.  The main difference between the two reptiles in real life is that the alligator’s mouth is more U shaped at the end.  The end of the crocodile’s mouth is more V shaped.  In puppet land, I don’t think it makes much difference.

Fun Facts About Alligators
Alligator Walking on Golf Course Photo credit: Pixabay CCO Creative Commons
  • They have about 74 to 80 teeth in their mouth at a time.  As a tooth wears out or falls out, it is replaced.
  • Besides swimming, alligators, walk, crawl and run on land.
  • Alligators have been around since dinosaurs went extinct.
  • Feeding alligators is usually against many state laws.
  • Female alligators are devoted moms.
Upcoming Alligator Craft Activities

In our next blog, we’ll be sharing a few ideas and links for some fun alligator craft activities that we found around the web. We’ll also have a free download pattern for the kids to make their own alligator paper bag puppet. You can also check out our Puppet of the Month Pinterest Board.

Until then, enjoy our free download of a alligator coloring page for the kids to color!

Need a puppet with a moving mouth and makes expressions?  We have the pattern!

You can buy the Alligator Puppet Sewing Pattern here.  It is available as a digital download so you can start sewing immediately.  Each pattern has step by step instructions and free video tutorial to make sewing even easier!  In fact you can watch our free tutorial on how to sew the alligator puppet right now! Beginner sewists have complimented us on how easy they found our instructions to follow.  We recommend using fleece and felt to make our puppets because these fabrics are readily available from craft stores, inexpensive, washable and easy to sew

What our customers are saying:

“Pattern is well written and easy to follow.”

“These are awesome looking puppets. I love them!”