Is there anything better than a smiling llama? I think not! I made a llama finger puppet pattern using the Cricut. It is perfect for the little ones that love the Llama Llama series of books. Pick up your supplies and make one for your child or to give as a gift.
This is a part of Craft Lighting this week where we are sharing 15 minute felt crafts all week. If you have missed any of the fun, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for today’s ideas and also catch up with day 1, day 2, and day 3.
Supplies needed to make this smiling llama finger puppet:
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- Felt (I used the Cricut felt sheets)
- Iron On Vinyl (I used the iron on lite in black and the foil iron on in pink)
- Cricut Cutting Machine (Want to see the difference between the machines? I compared the Cricut Maker and Explore here.) I definitely recommend the Cricut Maker for cutting felt for this project.
- Weeding tools (optional)
- Cricut EasyPress (optional but recommended – see below for details)
- Cut file for Cricut (click here to access)
- Embroidery floss
Start by cutting the pieces for your llama from felt and iron on vinyl. Make sure that you mirror the vinyl images before cutting. Cut with the shiny side down for all iron on projects.
Weed the vinyl of all excess then apply to the front of your llama with the Cricut EasyPress. I made a video below all about this machine as well as showing how to make this smiling llama finger puppet.
If you can’t watch the video, here is how to apply your vinyl. Start by setting the EasyPress to the recommended settings. Then use it to heat up the felt slightly for a few seconds with nothing on it. Then add the pink foil vinyl with the carrier sheet to your project. Press with the EasyPress for the recommended amount of time. Allow to cool then remove carrier sheet. Add black vinyl in desired location. Make sure that all vinyl pieces are covered with a carrier sheet. Then press again according to instructions.
Once this second application is cool, you can again remove the carrier sheet. You then just need to attach the front of the puppet to the back. Use a whip stitch around the outer edge with some embroidery floss and a needle.
Then our smiling llama finger puppet is done and ready for some play!
This adorable guy is the perfect way to read the Llama Llama series of books or even watch the new Netflix series!
Love this and want more felt projects? Try the links below!
Need some storage and organization in your life? Make some out of felt! Try this pocket hanging organizer from Albion Gould.
Does your little one love all things Valentine’s Day? Try making this heart shirt from Swoodson Says in just 15 minutes!
Embroidered felt is just gorgeous! Try adding these embroidered heart hair clips from 5 Little Monsters to your must make list.
I am a sucker for a garden flag! I really need to try this Valentine’s Day flag from Everyday Party Magazine.
Want to decorate for Valentine’s Day? Try making this felt XO love sign from Crafting in the Rain.
Need a holder for your earbuds? Why not make this felt penguin from Try it – Like it – Create it to hold all of your cords?
Need a way to mark your place in a planner? Try this floral planner band from our guest co-hostess Laura’s Crafty Life.
My long time co-hostess for this series is 30 Minute Crafts and she is sharing how to make this felt zippered pouch.
And if you want an extra does of cuteness, she is also sharing how to make no sew felt puppets!
So you can make a smiling llama finger puppet or any one of these other quick and easy felt crafts!
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