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Free Felt Hippo Hand Puppet Pattern

Make your very own felt hippo hand puppet using our free pattern. This little guy was designed for a Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? puppet play. Very simple to make – just cut felt and glue together. You could hand sew it too, if you wanted.

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

How to Make the Hippo Felt Hand Puppet:
hippo1blog Trace the body pattern on top gray felt sheet with crayon.

hippo1blog Pin the top gray felt sheet to bottom gray felt sheet so they stay together when you cut.

hippo1blog Cut the felt along the traced body line.

hippo1blog Glue the two layers of felt together around the edge keeping the bottom open for your hand.

hippo1blog Cut out all the felt features.

hippo1blog Glue the nose onto the muzzle.

hippo1blog Glue the muzzle onto the body.

hippo1blog Glue the eyes into place.

hippo1blog Glue the pupils into place.

hippo1blog Glue the ears into place.

hippo1blog Glue the inner ears into place.

hippo1blog Cut small squares or circles of white felt and glue onto the eyes for a gleam effect.