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Sample Projects

Panda And Zebra Hand Puppets

Panda And Zebra Hand Puppets

Knit a pair of cute hand puppets.

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Our Review

Nothing can beat a homemade toy and with Susan B. Anderson's book, Itty-Bitty Toys you will learn how to make dozens of adorable and unique plushies, dolls, puppets and more.

Using a variety of crafts such as knitting, sewing, felting and crochet, the book provides step-by-step instructions for creating a wide range of toys including cute animals, plushie play toys, lovely dolls and hand puppets. The book also includes five reversible toy tutorials, giving you two toys in one. Make some knitted nesting boxes, a mama duck with ducklings pull toy, felted bouncing balls, a curly snake and a cat to mouse reversible hand puppet.

With so many creative toy ideas there's something to put a smile on every child's face and probably most grown-ups too.

Check out a sample project from the book Panda & Zebra Hand Puppets. You can pick up a copy of the book now from Artisan Books. Photographs by Liz Banfield.

Publisher's Description

Adorable hand-knit playthings, featuring clever twists on classics and enchanting reversibles and interactive toys.

Kids love toys, and toys you make yourself are extra-special. If you could buy these imaginative playthings in stores, they would fly off the shelves! This book features stuffed animals, including a luscious lamb and a gigantic giraffe, and finger-puppet fruits that will delight babies and toddlers. With step-by-step directions, clear diagrams and drawings, and gorgeous photographs, knitters of all levels will find it easy to make the Pull-Toy Mama Duck and Ducklings, the set of Russian nesting dolls, and the Princess and the Pea Set. Even older kids will enjoy these, as well as the Felted Bouncy Ball, a felted version of a Super Ball that's perfect for indoor play. A series of five reversible toys—a frog that turns into a turtle, a mouse that changes into a cat, an egg in a nest that transforms into a blue bird, and so on—showcases the creativity that makes Susan B. Anderson a rising star in the knitting world.