Cat Puppet: Finger Puppets with Your Cricut
Make a cat puppet for your little one in minutes by using your Cricut machine. I have a cut file for you below that you can use to get started on these finger puppets right away. You have to love a handmade gift for the little ones!
Makes 1 puppet
- 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. I definitely recommend the Cricut Maker for cutting felt for this project.
- Weeding tools optional
- Cricut EasyPress optional but recommended – see post for details
- Cut file for Cricut click here to access
- Embroidery floss
Start by cutting the pieces for your cat puppet from the felt and iron on with your Cricut machine. Be sure to mirror the vinyl pieces before cutting.
Then weed all of the excess vinyl from your pieces. Here is where weeding tools are nice but definitely not required.
You will then need to press the vinyl pieces to one of the felt pieces.
Next, press the vinyl pieces to one of the felt pieces: Set the EasyPress to the recommended settings and allow it to heat the felt 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.
Finally remove the carrier sheet from your project. You are now ready to complete your cat puppet with a needle and some embroidery floss. I just used a whip stitch around the entire thing to secure.