A few weeks ago, Mackenzie and I looked at Serving Pink Lemonade's blog to find something we could make/do. The first thing we saw were Disney Princess finger puppets from Made it on Monday. She has all of the templates available for free download. Since we had a ton of felt and some thread, I made a couple of dolls. I'll be honest, they are not great. Cinderella was first and I was trying to make her fairly fast to accommodate a 3 year old's attention span. Think, "momma, are you almost done?" every 2 minutes. I learned a little from Cinderella, so Belle's head isn't quite as flimsy.
They are very crude, but Mackenzie likes them. She's already had several puppet shows for us. A few days later, my grandmother gave me a package of assorted colored thread which I knew would come in handy when I made the other princesses for Mackenzie. When we received a birthday invitation for one of Mackenzie's friends, I decided I would make her a full set of the finger puppets. Complete with a little felt castle to carry them all!
Yes, there are some things I would still change. I need to find a way to attach the heads better - or at least hide the stitches better. I promised Mackenzie I would make her a new full set with the castle, so maybe I can improve even more with her set. I have another felt project I'm wanting to work on, so this has been great practice for learning what I can do with the felt and fusible webbing. Here's to many more projects like this!