Felt Pumpkin Finger Puppets DIY

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Step right up, Halloween enthusiasts! Get ready to add a touch of handmade magic to your spooky celebrations with adorable finger puppets that are as easy to create as they are fun to play with. In just minutes, you can craft an array of charming characters that will delight kids and adults alike. So gather your supplies and let’s get sewing – because this Halloween, the real magic is in the palm of your hand!

Hi, Ula here again from Lulu & Celeste! Today I’m sharing a pumpkin finger puppet tutorial. Apparently I have felt on the mind because it’s another felt craft tutorial. I love making little tiny cute things and this project is perfect. These finger puppets are cute and quick to make for your kids (or your kids could make them themselves if they’re old enough). It is a fun, last minute Halloween craft that can be sewn by hand or on your sewing machine.

Isn’t it a cute finger puppet?!

Pumpkin finger puppet


And it’s super simple to make.

Supplies (to make one finger puppet):

For the template, Use this template

1 sheet of orange felt

Scrap pieces of dark green and black felt

Fabric glue (I used Fabri-tac)

and your sewing machine (or thread and needle)


1. Print out the template. Cut along the outside of the pumpkin shape (ie. keep the black line).

2. Pin the pumpkin shape to the orange felt and cut out two pumpkin shapes.



3. Lightly draw the two inner lines of the pumpkin onto the pumpkin shape using pencil or washable marker.

4. Cut out two stem pieces from the green felt. Sew the two stem pieces along the sides and top edge. Sandwich the stem between the two pumpkin pieces at the top in the center.

5. Sew around the pumpkin shape leaving the middle section at the bottom unsewn.


6. Sew the two inner lines.



7.  Cut out face shapes using the black felt. Glue the shapes to pumpkin and let dry.


6. Hand your little pumpkin finger puppet to your kiddo to play with and have fun!

If you liked this tutorial be sure to check out my blog later in the week to see another way I used the pumpkin template to make a Halloween decoration for the home! Thanks for having me!

Tips and tricks for creating different designs and characters

Let’s dive into the enchanting world of creating your very own finger puppets this Halloween season! Crafting these adorable felt pumpkin finger puppets is a delightful way to add a touch of handmade magic to your festivities.

To get started, gather your supplies: orange and green felt, embroidery floss, needle, scissors, and stuffing. Begin by cutting out two identical pumpkin shapes from the orange felt. Next, stitch around the edges using a simple running stitch, leaving the bottom open for inserting the finger.

Once you’ve sewn around most of the shape, carefully stuff some filling inside to give your puppet that plushy feel. Finish sewing up the bottom edge securely and attach a small green stem on top to complete the look.

Voilà! You now have an adorable pumpkin finger puppet ready for spooktacular storytelling sessions with your little ones. Enjoy crafting these cute companions together and watch as their imaginations come alive!

Other Halloween-themed finger puppet ideas

Looking to expand your Halloween finger puppet collection beyond pumpkins? How about creating spooky ghost puppets with flowing white felt or cute black cat puppets with whiskers made from yarn? The possibilities are endless when it comes to crafting these tiny characters that can bring big imaginative play.

Consider crafting a set of vampire bat finger puppets using gray felt wings and fangs, perfect for adding a touch of eerie fun to your Halloween festivities. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try your hand at making mini witch finger puppets complete with pointed hats and broomsticks?

For those who prefer classic Halloween icons, don’t forget about crafting Frankenstein’s monster or mummy finger puppets using green and beige felts respectively. These little creations will surely add an extra dose of spookiness to your holiday activities.

Get creative this Halloween season by exploring different themes and characters for your handmade finger puppet collection.

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One Comment

  1. Thank you for the free pattern. My daughter-in-law is a nurse and asked if i could make some small toy they can give to children that come into ER so they are distracted and feel more comfortable. This little finger puppet for fall would work perfect. Thank you!

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