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?
It's really easy, and here's what you need:
Felt in two colors
The fish template
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.
Cut the body template as shown, then use the front half to cut the hand flap from felt.
Layer the top fin between the hand flap and the front piece.
Stitch around the front with a simple running stitch.
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?)
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!