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Arts & Crafts by Me Books Asia: Purr-fect Cat Puppet

Updated: Jul 23, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018



Arts & Craft by Me Books Asia: The Purrr-fect Hand Puppet


Hand puppets are the perfect storytelling tools to instil learning in children whilst having tons of fun! Pretend play with your child with the purrr-fect hand puppet for a more enticing experience with the book—They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel.


Materials Needed:

  • Strings

  • Drawing Materials

  • Scissor

  • Black Paper

  • Felt Material

  • Hot Glue Gun

  • Bells


Follow these steps to make a hand puppet right meow!


Step 1:

Place your palm on a blank piece of paper. With a pencil, trace around your fingers to make the shape of the cat puppet.


Step 2:

Follow the line and draw another outline as a sewing guide with a 1 cm gap between both lines.

Add two triangles for the ears.


Step 3:

Draw dotted-lines with a marker on the inner line and cut out the shape following the outer line with a pair of scissors.


Step 4:

Fold a felt fabric into half. Make sure it covers the entire shape of the cat, and hold the paper in place with a few pins.


Step 5:

Cut out the felt fabric according to the shape.


Step 6:

Secure both fabrics with pins.

Then, start sewing along the lines. Remember to leave a 1cm gap from the edge of the puppet! 


Step 7:

Once you’re done, flip the puppet inside out.


Step 8:

To make a collar, cut a piece of felt fabric and sew a bell onto the fabric.


Step 9:

With a hot glue, stick on the eyes, nose, ears, collar, whiskers, paws and anything you wish to include!


Voilà! A little cat that is going to bring you and your family a claw-some experience.

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