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the story of: the fish puppet


This month we've heard a bit about the Fisherman and His Wife, but how about that fish? He was a magical prince fish...or at least that's what he said. But I suppose any talking fish is pretty special, prince or not. Anyway, how about we make a fish puppet together?
make a fish puppet!
It's really easy, and here's what you need:
Felt in two colors
Embroidery floss
The fish template
make a fish puppet!
Cut out the pieces from the template, then cut the felt pieces. Use the pattern as a guide to embroider on the details, then stitch on the tail and side fin.
make a fish puppet!
Cut the body template as shown, then use the front half to cut the hand flap from felt.
make a fish puppet!
Layer the top fin between the hand flap and the front piece.
make a fish puppet!
Stitch around the front with a simple running stitch.
make a fish puppet!
The back won't be perfect, but we're okay with that, right? Right. (If you're not okay with this, just add another layer to cover the back of the stitching, mmmkay?)
make a fish puppet!
Slide your hand in, and you've got a fish ready to swim! You can use this puppet to tell the story of the Fisherman and His Wife, or for just about any fish tale. Have fun!

9 comments:

  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Jun. 27, 2011. Thanks again.

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  3. love this! you know what would make it even more fun?? sequins or beads (because, thanks to your class, i now know how to add them into my embroidery projects) ;)

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  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [28 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  5. Soo adorable! I may be really adventurous though and try to make it out of terry cloth though to hopefully turn out as a really adorable bath mitt! I'll let you know if I do!

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  6. Bath Mitt = Genius!

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  7. he he - ohmygosh, he's a cutie!! :)

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