December 26 ~ Fun with the kids (or all by yourself)

on December 25 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 68 Comments

Do you need something really fun and pretty low-key to do with the kids this week (or all by yourself!)?! If so, you’ll love today’s tutorial. Don’t forget to comment anywhere on the blog for your chance to win one of two $25 gift certificates to Sew,Mama,Sew! this Friday.

Monster Mash
By Hannah, Hannah Hoosier

Hannah’s fantastic monster finger puppets directed us to a great tutorial for turning wool fibers into little creatures (Moxie’s tutorial below)! Enjoy more from Hannah via her Flickr site and her Redworks Studio shop.

Fiber to Finger Puppet Tutorial
By Moxie, Made by Moxie

You can find Moxie’s creativity in lots of different places. Visit her blog, we are all angry, her “needle felting home base” made by moxie, her Etsy shop and Flickr site where you’ll find her fun Fiber to Finger Puppet Tutorial. Moxie says that she absolutely loves it when people send her photos of the puppets they make, and she often posts them in her “student work” section. Explore and have fun!

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68 Responses to December 26 ~ Fun with the kids (or all by yourself)

  1. Carey says:

    These would be fun since the two year old is now learning how to sew.

  2. Alisha says:

    I love these finger puppets, but I had no idea where to buy the supplies — until yesterday! I found a quilting shop that sells everything I would need. I think I may give it a try.

  3. Jane B says:

    These are so cute! I have really enjoyed all of the tutorials. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  4. Deb says:

    Love these monsters — will bookmark that to make some for my twin nephews!

  5. these are way cool!
    we will try them for sure


  6. Kathy says:

    adorable, I’ll have to try them out!

  7. Samantha says:

    Those creatures are adorable!!

  8. Samantha says:

    Those are so much fun! Running over to the tutorial….

  9. McArt says:

    So cute!! I’ll put them on my list of “to do’s”. thank you

  10. I just came across your site and I LOVE it! Thanks for the inspiration and the great selection of ideas.

  11. Michelle says:

    so cute!

  12. Ollie says:

    Cute, but a little too difficult for me!

  13. Gina says:

    Thanks for all of the support and inspiration this holiday. Your ideas are fantastic.

  14. Becca says:

    Super-cute finger puppets!

  15. Katie Hoefle says:

    After today, my daughter and I will definitely be trying these little cuties out tomorrow!

  16. Sandy says:

    Those are too cute!

  17. Libby says:

    Great site. Also a great idea to have something planned for the day after Christmas to do with the kids. Sometimes a little bit of after holiday let down can creep in.

  18. Julie says:

    love these! I’m gonna make some for my nephew!

  19. Natalie says:

    Sew cute!! My kids will love these. Thanks.

  20. Clarissa says:

    Those little guys are so cute!

  21. Crystal says:

    These are soooo cute. This would definitely be a fun project.

  22. Janice says:

    Ha! Love it! I saw these earlier on Flickr and thought how much fun my kids would have with these 🙂

  23. cute puppets!! thank you for all the great holiday ideas! i look forward to more fun projects!

  24. mary says:

    wow! now i know where to start with my new needle-felting kit!

  25. jackie says:

    so darling! i love them…

  26. Michelle says:

    So cute, but I don’t think I’d ever be brave enough to needle felt with my finger inside the felt, even if it *was* protected with a thimble. Yikes!

  27. amy w says:

    lil’ puppets are so cute!
    I agree with the above poster about starting sewing for next christmas! i picked up some clearance fabric for napkins for next year!

  28. Meg says:

    Fun! Monsters are always fun to make. They don’t have to beautiful.

  29. Helen Gillis says:

    Very cute monsters!! and I really enjoyed all the tutorials before Christmas! Thanks so much.

  30. Kim H. says:

    ahhh those are so stinkin cute!!!

  31. kara says:

    So cute! What a great idea!

  32. Brandy says:

    very cute!!

  33. heather w. says:

    so cute!

  34. Carrie says:

    How cute! My 4 year old son really likes the look of these, so we may have to try it out this week. We are still trying to detox from all the excitement yesterday!!! Everyone loved their handmade gifts I made, and I am already anxious to get started on gifts for next year! Looking forward to what you have to offer now that the holidays are over…

  35. Ekioart says:

    How cute! I hadn’t thought of making finger puppets from needle felting. I’ll have to try that later ^-^.

  36. Kathleen says:

    just too cute!

  37. renee says:

    those are going to be so fun to make for my boy.

  38. Alissa says:

    I’ve never worked with wool fiber before. I checked the tutorial and I’m not even vaguely familiar with the process, although it looks interesting. I guess if I’m going to start, this would be something simple enough to try 🙂

  39. hippydippy says:

    those are so adorable!@

  40. Heather B says:

    A great way to unwind & have fun with the kids! Thank you.

  41. Pieces says:

    Those are so cute!

  42. ainhoa says:

    Lovely puppets!

  43. etk says:

    Very cute finger puppets!

  44. Amber says:

    That’s so sweet of you guys to post a kid project for this week – thanks!

  45. Emily says:

    I love all of the kids toys, clothes and other projects and can’t wait to get back to sewing. My sewing machine died a little over a year ago and I’ve not been able to replace it. For Christmas my fiance purchased me one and now I’m ready to sew!

  46. This is adorable. I know my little ones would love them.

  47. alison says:

    those finger puppets are adorable

  48. Amy says:

    Thanks for continuing to post some great ideas! Happy Holidays!

  49. I can’t wait to make my own little puppets – how fun!!

  50. Andrea says:

    Can’t wait to try a little felting now that the holidays are over and I have a little more time on my hands. Cute monsters!

  51. Delaina says:

    Those are the cutest things I’ve ever seen!! I can’t wait to get started!

  52. Amy says:

    Finger puppets are big hits around here…we even made some for Christmas!

  53. Sequana says:

    More cute things to make! I spose I could get a really good start on next Christmas. *L*

  54. Avlor says:

    Very cute! May have to get myself a set of felting needles to try these. 😉

  55. Teddi says:

    Cool! I’ve never done needle felting but have envied the many projects I’ve seen on Etsy. After visiting Moxie’s site and tutorial, I think I may just have to pick up a new hobby for 2008! Thanks for the tutorial…the monster puppets are jazzy!

  56. Yvette says:

    These are just the cutest things!!! I love these tutorials :o)

  57. laurie says:

    After the Holidays I like to work on a few Christmas ornaments while I’m still in the mood and then they are ready for next year. Thanks for all the links to interesting sites.

  58. nikkapotamus says:

    Those are so cute! I think I have some wool roving around here someplace…

  59. Linda says:

    I love your site. This is my very late thank you for the 30 days of handmade gifts. I go back frequently and try new ones and have found many great new sites. Thank you!!!

  60. Jennifer J. S. says:

    what adorable little creatures! Thanks for all your fabulous ideas (:

    jennifer j. s.

  61. Meredith says:

    Those are so cute! Great to follow up Christmas with.

  62. mama k says:

    ooh fun! I bet an older kid would really get into that. My DS is only 16mo and he’s barely into playdough.

  63. Dana says:

    Those are adorable, and I have some roving on hand, so this maybe a keeper:)

    Thanks and Happy Holidays:)


  64. oh how cute! No sewing with the kids today…they went to a relatives for a sleepover…woo hoo! LOL!

    Think I’m going to get started on sewing up my xmas gifts for NEXT YEAR!

    have a great day!

    With friendship,

  65. Bethany says:

    Thanks for the ideas for crafts with the kids!

  66. Oh… I’m a mom of 5… surely one of my kiddos will make these with me. LOL

    So cute!! THANKS for sharing.

  67. Those are so cute!

  68. way fun, these finger puppets!

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