It can sometimes be exhausting finding activities to fill your toddler’s day, especially when they are as curious as my busy baby. We try to fill her days with fun activities and books but sometimes (and don’t think me a bad mom) it is a nice break to sit her down in front of Disney Junior or a Baby Einstein video, so I can fix dinner or just grab a moment for ourselves.
Lately she has been requesting to watch television far more than I want to accommodate. Mommy created a bad habit. This worries me. She has a particular fondness to ‘Little Einstein’s’. “Stein, Stein” she asks, when she wants to watch them. She loves these characters. I came across a few different ideas for puppets the other day & it made me think, maybe I could give her those characters she loves without having to turn on the dreaded t.v.
Tonight’s inspiration… ‘Little Einsteins’s’ felt puppets.
If you have been following us, you know that I love working with felt. It is easy & fun to work with & fairly inexpensive.
What you will need…
Needle & thread
Decide how large you would like your puppets. Trace out the shape of your characters. I used a white marker, so lines would be less visible if missed after cutting. Cut out the body of your puppet (front & back).
Use scissor to cut out facial details such as eyes and mouth & hair if needed.
Use your glue gun to secure details to the body of the puppet.
Use markers to draw in fine details such as eyelashes or eyebrows.
Repeat this process for all characters.
Here is our finished ‘Little Einstein’ collection…
Up next…Puppet Theater part 2 the stage