Free Cheetah Felt Hand Puppet Pattern


Make your very own felt cheetah 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.

What you’ll need:
Cheetah Puppet Pattern PDF
• 2 orange felt sheets
• 1 brown felt sheet or scraps
• 1 white felt sheet or scraps
• 1 black felt sheet or scraps
• Black pipe cleaner
• Crayons
• Glue (Hot glue, Fabric Tac or any glue that works with felt)
• Scissors
• Pins

How to Make the Cheetah Felt Hand Puppet:
tigerblog1 Trace the body pattern on top orange felt sheet with crayon.

lionblog2 Pin the top orange felt sheet to bottom orange felt sheet so they stay together when you cut.

lionblog3 Cut the felt along the traced body line.

lionblog4 Glue the two layers of felt together around the edge keeping the bottom open for your hand.

chblog5 Cut out all the felt features.

chblog6 Glue nose to the muzzle. Bend end of pipe cleaner and glue under nose.

chblog7 Bend and glue pipe cleaner into a figure 8 shape. Cut off excess pipe cleaner. Glue muzzle and paws to the puppet.

chblog8 Glue ears, inner ears and outer eyes.

chblog9 Glue eyes, pupils and face spots.

chblog10 Glue body spots. Cut small circles or squares of white felt and glue to pupils as gleams.