Felt has to be the easiest fabric to work with. So designing super cute projects for you to make at home is on the top of our “favorites” list at the moment. Our felt finger puppets were a joy to design and even more fun to make. We like to create projects that are achievable for everyone and this project hits the nail on the head.

Today we’re going to show you just how simple it is to create these safari animal finger puppets out of felt. But if you’re looking for something even easier, check out our woodland animal stick puppets. We also have more felt finger puppets you can make in addition to the ones we’re sharing with you today, like this wizard and dragon set and our winter animal set.


Safari Fun

There are five animals in this felt finger puppets set: a baby monkey, little giraffe, a ring-tailed lemur, baby leopard, and tiny gazelle. Once you have the templates, you can literally make as many as you want. We thought they’d make great DIY crafts for kids to complete at a children’s birthday party, to pop into goody bags, or to give as a gift to a school friend. That being said, this project is also great for adults who are learning basic stitching and want to create cute and simple handmade toys for their kiddos.

We used a good quality felt to make our finger puppets, which means they can stand upright on a toy shelf or windowsill when they’re not being played with. They make a super cute display! Have fun making your felt finger puppets, and if you’re after more DIY inspiration, come see us on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram for a daily dose of crafty goodness.

For more craft projects like this one, browse all of our felt animals and felt & fabric toys.




The templates are simple to download, print, and cut at home. Then it’s just a matter of blanket stitching the front and back of each animal together β€” an easy stitch that is great for newbies or kids! We also stitched our little bead eyes and mouths, but the rest of the details are added with glue, making this the perfect afternoon craft for anyone of any age or ability.

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