7.28.2010

DIY "Foam" Fingers, from Felt!


For the boy's baseball birthday party I made these great foam finger out of felt. They were really quick and easy and did double duty as decoration and use during the game!

What you need-
Felt
Paper to make pattern
Sewing machine (or hot glue would work too)
Chop stick
Glue (fabric or hot)
Recycled plastic grocery bags

Step 1- Free hand a pattern onto paper.  I made two sizes, one for adults and one for kids.
Cut out two pieces from your pattern and sew them together with an 1/8 inch seam allowance.  For kid's size this is all you need to do (unless you put words on with fabric paint as I did).
The adult size needs added support to keep the finger from drooping.  Cut a scrap of felt into a circle.  Stuff the finger with a recycled plastic grocery bag (or two depending on your finger size).

Your going to cover this part up to keep your bag from falling out.  Take your scrap circle and apply glue around the edges.  Glue over the exposed grocery bag area.
Insert your chop stick a couple inches into the finger and glue in place. When you put your hand inside it should work kind of like a mini flag, you hold the stick and cheer on your team!

5 comments:

  1. Super fun and easy! Thanks :)

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  2. Adorable! I'm thinking a "must have" for our college football partys! :)

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  3. Crafty and cute! Perfect for boys. Plus it's frugal.

    Another option we've used is to buy the cheap thin (1/4-1/2") foam and just glue it together. HOURS of entertainment.

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  4. That is so creative and fun, I love it! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

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  5. What a cute idea, Taylor! I love this! And you made it look SO easy - thanks for the tutorial!! :)

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