Goat Fun Facts

Our pattern of the month is the goat!  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 goat paper bag puppet and a pattern to make a simple felt hand puppet which requires no sewing! 

Goat Puppet Pattern

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Fun Facts About Goats

Goats were one of the first animals to be tamed by humans around 11,000 years ago.  Since goats are herd animals they will become depressed if they don’t have any goat companions.  It isn’t healthy for the goat if it is by itself as a pet.   Goats actually will not eat everything – they are picky eaters.  They like to pick out the choice bits of forage.  They are foragers not grazers.  What that means is that as foragers goats search and gather their own food.  Whereas cattle and sheep are grazers that have pasture or food supplied for them.

Goat in Switzerland Photo by Florian van Duyn on Unsplash


Other fun facts about goats:

  • They love to climb and will climb to the top of trees.
  • They can be taught their name and come when called.
  • Their lifespan is about the same as a dog.
  • They have excellent vision – they can see 320 to 340 degrees (compared to humans with 160-210).
  • They were some of the first animals brought to America.
Upcoming Goat Craft Activities

In our next goat blog, we’ll be sharing a few ideas and links for some fun goat craft activities that we found around the web. We’ll also have a free download pattern for the kids to make their own goat paper bag puppet. You can also check out our Puppet of the Month Pinterest Board.

Until then, enjoy our free download of a goat coloring page for the kids to color!  It can even be cut out and glued to a craft stick to make a stick puppet!

Need a Puppet with a Moving Mouth and Makes Expressions?  We’ve got the pattern! 

You can buy the Goat 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 goat 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!”