Thursday, April 5, 2012

here comes peter cottontail

i always like to make a little handmade gift for my son when holidays come around. i had other plans for his easter present but don't think my fabric will be here in time, so i found some felt in my craft supplies and made him a few finger puppets. he's really into putting things on his hands and fingers right now, as well as wiggling his fingers, so i thought these would be perfect in his easter basket.

they were so easy that i don't really have much to say as far as "how to's" go. i just took a pen and drew a little bunny shape, using my finger as the guide for how big to make it (make sure you cut two of these, one for the front and one for the back). i drew the face with sharpies (though the little blue guy has some thread for his nose, the sharpie didn't show up very well on his face), then cut and glued the belly, tail, and ears, and then hand sewed the front and back together. it probably took me about 20-30 minutes to make both.

it would be fun to embroider the face and get really detailed, but i was lazy and just wanted it done fast.
i'm hoping to make a few more animals and a little felt home for them all, maybe something with little pockets or velcro or something. that way we can take them to church and maybe, hopefully, fingers crossed, it will keep my wild boy quiet for a few minutes :)

any other last-minute handmade (or not) easter basket filler ideas? i'd love to hear.

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