DIY Farm Animal Finger Puppets

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Create DIY farm animal finger puppets out of felt and embroidery thread. They are so cute and easy to make, no sewing machine skills required. These kid friendly puppets are inspired by one of our favorite children’s books, The Little Blue Truck! You might also like our farm animal classroom decor and our modern farmhouse playroom.

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We’re still going with the Little Blue Truck Tot School theme this week. I told you we love this book!  We’ll be braving a long flight with Logan in a few months, so I thought I’d make him a quiet book to help keep him occupied on the trip. If you’ve never heard of a quiet book, it’s a book with quiet activities for kids to do. The pieces are typically made out of fabric or felt and the pieces are typically movable. Scroll down for free finger puppet templates!

For the first page in Logan’s quiet book, I decided to make farm animal finger puppets – little blue truck style, of course. If you don’t want to make a whole book, you could just make a single activity page. During Tot School this week, Logan played with his puppet page. We read Little Blue Truck together and Logan naturally matched his finger puppets to the animals on the page. We worked on language skills, sequencing and fine motor skills. This is what I love so much about non-directive play at this age, all of these lessons are learned naturally and organically through play.


To make these finger puppets, download the templates (scroll to the bottom) and cut out the pieces out of felt. You’ll need to cut out 2 of the large finger puppet pieces per puppet. You can sew the pieces together or use embroidery thread, like I did. I first used fabric glue to attach the ears/cow horns/frog eyes and sandwiched them in between the large finger puppet pieces before using embroidery thread to sew them together. Let me know if you have any questions!

You’ll need the following materials for this project:

Felt Fabric Sheets

Embroidery Thread

Embroidery Needles

No Sew Fabric Glue

Wiggle Eyes


Save and print out the Pig and Chicken Template & the Cow and Frog Template. These templates are very rough doodles that you can use to create these finger puppets or you can always draw your own. Check out our easy DIY cow costume and little lamb donut pops.


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13 Responses

  1. Oh this is a great idea for a link up. I will add a text link when I’m on the computer.

    Your puppets are so lovely. I love the idea of linking to a book.

  2. Oh my word those farm animals are adorable! Thanks for the invite to link up! I pinned your puppet idea, but will take it down if you’d rather I hadn’t. I’m collecting quiet activities for my 3yr old for church…..

    1. Thanks Tricia! I love pins, feel free to pin anything from my blog 🙂 These puppets would be perfect for church!

  3. Hi. My nephew loves Little Blue Truck, it’s one of the few things he’s interested in as he has some special needs. Do you have a template or anything for the truck part of this? I thought I’d try to make this for him as part of his birthday present. Thanks!

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Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.