We love the look of big, cartoonish eyes for the animal puppet patterns that we create. But not everyone wants that look. Sometimes a finished puppet calls for a more realistic looking eye. In that case, safety eyes would be the best option.
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50% off the bird puppet pattern. Website only sale ends 5-31-21.
After developing the Person Hand Puppet Sewing Pattern, we began to create costumes for the blank person puppet. We decided to call our clothing line “costumes” because the patterns include more than just clothing. We include patterns for different types of noses, hair, hats, beards and mustaches depending on the “character” of the puppet.
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All of our puppet patterns were initially made for adult performers. This finished size often ends up being too big for children. However, you can reduce the pattern to fit a smaller hand.
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Even though we’ve been designing animal hand puppet patterns since 2014, it wasn’t until 2019 that we designed a human type puppet pattern. Up until then, we focused on animal hand puppet sewing patterns. In all honesty, it took me that long to figure out how to create a human puppet pattern. Making most animal patterns is easy, because animals have muzzles. The hand operating the puppet fits perfectly in the muzzle. Humans really don’t have muzzles to put a hand in. Our mouths are inside our heads, not an extension like animals or birds.
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50% off the person puppet pattern. Website only sale ends 4-30-21.
Make your very own felt wolf hand puppet using our free pattern. Very simple to make – just cut felt and glue together. You could hand sew it too, if you wanted.
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In the last blog article we listed some Fun Facts about wolves. We also had a free download of a wolf coloring page for the kids (or you) to color. In this blog we want to share some of our favorite craft activities that we found on the web that are simple and fun to do. We were surprised at how slim the pickings were for wolf crafts.
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Our pattern of the month is the Wolf! Wolves are the largest of the Canada family which includes domestic dogs, coyotes, dingoes, African hunting dog, and many types of foxes and jackals. Interestingly, wolves do not make good guard dogs. They are naturally afraid of unfamiliar visitors and will hide rather than bark.