Monday, September 16, 2013

Finger Puppet Kit

Back-to-school and birthday parties seem to go hand in hand.  It seems like as soon school starts my kids get flooded with birthday party invitations until January and they they sort of fade away.

I'm always trying to come up with original gift ideas for that kid that has everything.  One gift that my daughter has enjoyed helping me make to give to her crafty friends are these finger puppet kits.

I print the pillow box out from The Craft Nest and then we gather all kinds of goodies to put inside.  Finger puppet forms, scraps of fabric and felt, buttons, mini pom poms, goggle eyes, ribbon, lace, yarn, and my favorite, a mini bottle of tacky glue.

After we've gathered everything together we package the pieces into little zip baggies (I found a pack of 100 at the dollar store).  Then everything gets put into the pillow box (and yes, everything fits).  Kids can be creative in using all the supplies to create their own finger puppets.  It's really fun to see what they come up with.

This also makes a great gift for siblings to give to each other for birthdays or Christmas.

Check out these homemade birthday present ideas at the Kids Activities Blog too.

Do you have any ideas for original gifts for kids?  I'd love to hear!


  1. So cute! This would make a great loot bag alternative. I would love to have you link it up to my "loot bag link up" here...

  2. Great idea. Thanks for sharing!

    Love from Amsterdam!

  3. These are great! WHat a fun idea! I have a birthday coming this weekend, wish I had seen this sooner! Pinning for another party! Found you via East Coast Mommy!

  4. I LOVE this idea!!! So cute! Totally pinning this now, and can't wait to make it for some little ones :) Thanks for sharing!

    Hannah ♫
    Sew Lah Tea Dough

  5. what an adorable little gift box

  6. And this is what i am going to do with my kids on this lovely sunday! thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I love this!! One question - do you already have the puppet bodies put together and if so, are they sewn or glued?

    1. Yes, I already have the puppet bodies sewn together in the kit.