Saturday, May 14, 2011
Monster Glove Puppets.......
This is Simon the Spider. He is a monster puppet that I made for my son when he was into all that fun "make believe" stuff. (I miss those days).
This is a very simple craft to make.
I start with a pair of those stretchy gloves that come in all different colors and you think that they won't fit your hand, but they do. I found them at the dollar store for 3for $1.00.
Next I traced a circle onto some felt scraps that I had laying around. I used a dessert plate. I ran a gather stitch all the way around the outside edge of the felt circle and pulled it together to form a little pouch. I stuffed the circle with some fiber-fill and then stitched the circle closed. Next I sewed the ball to the glove (sometimes, I have made some that I just used hot glue to adhere it to the glove and sometimes I did both to make it extra secure).
Then I added white pom pom eyes and pom poms and ribbons on each finger of the glove...a few pipe cleaners on the head, and some puffy fabric paint for the eyeballs and the mouth.
That's about all there is to it....Hope this has inspired someone to try their "hand" at a glove puppet too.
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