If you’ve seen all the cute finger puppet designs around, but just don’t fancy sewing, or maybe don’t feel confident with a needle and thread then this super easy alternative is for you. We made our own no sew monster finger puppets using Bostik glue dots, and each one took only a few minutes to make.
To make these monster finger puppets, you will need:
- Glue dots
- Coloured felt (pre-cut to the puppet shape, or plus scissors)
- Googly eyes
- Small beads
- Pom Poms
- Foam hands and feet
Or any other suitable craft supplies you have, to decorate your monsters.
How to make the no sew monster finger puppets
First, we added glue dots all around the edges of the finger puppet shape, on our coloured felt.
Make sure to leave enough space for your or your child’s finger to fit inside. The glue dots stick very firmly, so as long as you add enough to give a good cover along the edges, this will stick firmly without the need for sewing. You could also use Bostik fabric glue, which works really well too. We are a bit addicted to our glue dots these days and tend to reach for them with nearly every project!
Once your edges are sealed up – making sure to leave the bottom unglued to fit the finger in – then you’re ready to decorate.
Arrange your eyes and monster features on the front of edge puppet and stick them down, again using the glue dots.
We had fun making lots of different styles of monsters
Which one is your favourite? Mine is the one with the furry pom pom face!
Now you’re all ready to play and make up stories with your new monster finger puppets
What else can you make with Glue Dots?
Check out these ideas too
- Decorated Wooden Heart Craft
- Packing Peanut Construction Play
- Big Hero 6 Paper Plate Baymax with Armour
- Paper Plate Chinese Lantern Craft
- Autumn Leaf Peg Dolls
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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
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