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Free Lion Felt Hand Puppet Pattern

Make your very own felt lion 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:
Lion Puppet Pattern PDF
• 2 orange felt sheets
• 1 tan felt sheet
• 1 pink 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 Lion Felt Hand Puppet:
lionblog1 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.

lionblog5 Cut out all the felt features.

lionblog6 Glue nose to the muzzle. Bend end of pipe cleaner and glue under nose.

lionblog7 Bend and glue pipe cleaner into a figure 8 shape. Cut off excess pipe cleaner.

lionblog8 Glue the paws.

lionblog9 Glue the mane and muzzle.

lionblog10 Glue the eyes.

lionblog11 Glue the pupils. Cut small circles or square of white felt and glue gleams to the pupils.