Our pattern of the month is the camel! To celebrate we are offering a free coloring page that could also be turned into a stick puppet. And in later blogs we will have free downloads of a camel paper bag puppet and a pattern to make a simple felt hand puppet which requires no sewing!
Camel Fun Facts
There are two types of camels: dromedary and Bactrian. The Dromedary has one hump and the Bactrian has two humps. A fun way to remember who has one or two humps is to turn the D and B sideways so that they are on the flat side. The D is Dromedary and has one hump. The B is Bactrian and has two humps. Dromedaries come from the deserts of West Asia (the Arabian Peninsula) and Africa. Bactrian camels come from Central and East Asia.
Other fun facts are:
- They can go weeks without drinking water
- They store fat in their humps
- The humps also work as heat regulators
- Camel milk is among the healthiest milk in the world
- Llamas and alpacas are relatives of the camel
- They have a third eyelid that moves like a windshield wiper to help keep dust out of their eyes.
Upcoming Camel Craft Activities
In our next camel blog, we’ll be sharing a few ideas and links for some fun camel craft activities that we found around the web. We’ll also have a free download pattern for the kids to make their own camel paper bag puppet. You can also check out our Puppet of the Month Pinterest Board.
Until then, enjoy our free download of a camel coloring page for the kids to color!
Need a Puppet with a Moving Mouth and Makes Expressions? We’ve got the pattern!
You can buy the Camel 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. In fact you can watch our free tutorial on how to sew the camel 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!”