These puppets are based off of a Burda Style free pattern that unfortunately does not appear to be available any more. I printed the pattern half-size so that it would fit tiny toddler hands, and then made a few minor changes (I shortened the white part and made the main body a bit thinner). They were super easy to put together – I hand-stitched the eyes and beak, and then used my sewing machine to finish the rest super quickly. You could even glue on the eyes, nose, and white body – but only if your children don’t try to pull any glued objects apart the way mine do.
I’m not sure if it’s because of my changes or because I used pink and blue felt instead of black (Emma’s request), but these wound up looking like a cross between penguins and snowmen to me…what do you think?
Thankfully, their lack of authenticity doesn’t make my children love them any less.