Make these felt Nativity hand puppets as an alternative to full costumes to act out the Nativity. Make them for yourself or as a gift.
These hand puppets can be made quickly for fun Christmas story-telling and activities. Felt bodies may be quickly glued together using tacky or craft glue.
Mary holding Jesus
* For suggested body colors to make all 8 puppets using 9" x 12" felt squares.
* 2 squares each: Light blue, tan, gold, turquoise, purple, orange
* 4 squares white
* Scrap Pieces: brown, black, yellow, royal blue, light pink (for faces), white short fake fur
2 black pipe cleaners (for Shepherd Staff 6" length)
Ric rac, braided, metalic, and lace trips
12 jewel-type trims for large sequins or buttons
Small googly eyes
Character Colors and embellishments:
Mary holding Jesus: Mary light blue felt body, royal blue sash felt, Infant Jesus white felt,
Joseph: Gold or tan felt body,
Angel: white felt body, gold metallic braid, gold halo
Shepherd: Tan felt body,
Lamb: white felt with white fur,
Wiseman #1: purple felt body,
Wiseman #2: Turquoise felt body,
Wiseman #3: orange felt body,
Cut 2 pieces of felt for each body, allow 1/4" seam allowance, leave bottom open. See pictures for details on embellishments.
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