12 Days of Christmas Finger Puppets Tutorial and Free Pattern {Day 4}

12 Days of Christmas Finger Puppets Tutorial and Free Pattern {Day 4}

Welcome back for the 4th in our series of finger puppets made for the 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Blogger Challenge organized by Deanna of Sew Mccool, in honor of the first anniversary of her blog. If you like our project, come back and vote for us on the 13th!! (For more info and links to all the other projects, check out the first post.)

12 Days of Christmas Finger Puppets - Day 4 - Felt With Love Designs

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Day 1 & 2 // Day 3  // Day 4 (Today) // Day 5 // Day 6 // Day 7 // Day 8 // Day 9 // Day 10 // Day 11 // Day 12

If you follow us on Instagram, you already know the fate of this poor bird …

12 Days of Christmas Finger Puppets - Day 4 toddler damage - Felt With Love Designs

I apparently forgot to put my scissors away and the three-year-old decided the calling bird looked better without a head. If you look closely, you can see she started to chop off his top wing as well, near the cross in the 4.

This happened BEFORE I took the final photos of the bird too … so I had to go back and make a whole new one. That will teach me to put off my photos.

To make your own Calling Bird finger puppet, you will need:

  • The Pattern
  • Felt
  • Thread to match felt
  • Needle
  • Scissors

Day 4 – Four Calling Birds:

*Felt colors: white, grey, and red

12 Days of Christmas Finger Puppets - Day 4 finished - Felt With Love Designs

  1. Cut all of the pieces from felt 12 Days of Christmas Finger Puppets - Day 4 pieces - Felt With Love Designs
  2. Using matching thread, sew down the “4” and the notes 12 Days of Christmas Finger Puppets - Day 4 in progress - Felt With Love Designs
  3. Match up the bird’s front and back and stitch them together using a blanket stitch, leaving the bottom open. I also go back and stitch just the front edge of the opening with a blanket stitch to reinforce it but that is totally optional. 12 Days of Christmas Finger Puppets - Day 4 bottom - Felt With Love Designs

I am having a great time with these, I think I am going to make my mom a set of Christmas ornaments from them. She loves birds and would love these!

12 Days of Christmas Finger Puppets - Day 4 hanging - Felt With Love Designs 12 Days of Christmas Finger Puppets - Day 4 four - Felt With Love Designs

Be sure to stop by here tomorrow for the next day in the set and come back on the 13th to vote for our project!!

~A

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