Make your very own felt mama and baby kangaroo hand puppet using our free pattern. These two were designed for a Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? puppet play. All that is missing is mama kangaroo’s apron. Stay tuned for how to add an apron in a future post.
The puppets are very simple to make – just cut felt and glue together. You could hand sew it too, if you wanted.
What you’ll need:
• Kangaroo Puppet Pattern PDF
• 2 tan felt sheets
• 1 dark brown felt sheet
• 1 black felt sheet or scraps
• 1 white felt sheet or scraps
• 1 light blue felt sheet or scraps
• 1 pink felt sheet or scraps
• Glue (Hot glue, Fabric Tac or any glue that works with felt)
• Popsicle stick
How to Make the Mama and Baby Kangaroo Felt Hand Puppet:
Trace the body pattern on top tan felt sheet with crayon.
Pin the top tan felt sheet to bottom tan felt sheet so they stay together when you cut.
Cut the felt along the traced body line.
Glue the two layers of felt together around the edge keeping the bottom open for your hand.
Cut out all the felt features.
Glue the eyes together for mama kangaroo.
Glue all the face features onto mama kangaroo’s head.
Glue the head and pouch onto the body.
Glue the face features on baby kangaroo’s head. Glue the head to the body.
Glue a popsicle stick to the back of baby kangaroo. Cover the popsicle stick with the baby back felt and glue in place.
Glue small circles or squares of white felt to the pupils on both mama and baby kangaroo for a gleam effect.