This little guy was made around Groundhog Day. So it is ... YES, a groundhog! And I was afraid you might not notice! ;-)
He was not made by me but by my daughter. She stitched all the way around the felt and I think she did a pretty good job! *very proud mom* Okay, I did the ears. But still ... she is only four. I think when I was four I did not even know what a needle looks like ...
I actually wanted to write this post back then but after we had made the little guy and it's grass burrow ... it went for a nap. At least that's what my daughter told me. And never returned! My daughter had - as so often - forgotten where she had put that little guy to nap! GREAT! So this morning I spent searching her room to finally find the poor thing and take some photos. It was quite happy to see the sunlight again. It had spent all that time in a drawer sleeping.
This was not my idea however. I saw a groundhog finger puppet at Skip to my Lou and just adapted it. I found that it was a really easy project for kids. Oh, and fun of course. And the kids do not have to sew. Either you can do that beforehand and they "decorate" or you just glue the whole thing together. You could of course also make other animals. The basic shape can just be a rectangle and you add different ears and stuff.
To make the grassy hiding place we just glued felt around a toilet paper tube and cut it to look grassy.
Just have fun!
Oh, by the way ... the little guy is wide enough to be an actual finger puppet. It was put on a stick just for photography purposes. Way easier than sticking your finger in it and trying to take a photo ...