Step 1: Once upon a time.....
I am sure that I am not alone in having little balls of yarn left over from major projects, which are really too small to do anything with. (by the way most of my yarn is Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand) The perfect way to use these oddments up is to knit finger puppets - you can create a whole scenario, just by using a bit of imagination.
Are you sitting comfortably, then we'll begin.
With a brightly coloured yarn of your choice, begin at the lower edge and cast on 16 stitches and garter stitch two rows. Continue in stockinette stitch, beginning with a knit row, and knit 10 rows.
Step 2: Creating the head
Step 3: A good hair day!
Stockinette stich for two rows, beginning with a knitted row.
Knit two together to end (8 stitches)
Take a darning needle and run the cut off thread through the 8 stitches on the needle and bind of very tightly.
You now have a little finger guy!
Step 4: Sew and Sew
DO NOT SEW UP THE BOTTOM, as this is where the finger in "finger puppet:" comes in!
Turn right side out and you have made your basic finger puppet.
Step 5: Finishing touches
For the little scarf, cast on 35 stitches in a contrasting yarn - do not knit any rows, but cast off immediately.
Attach the scarf round the neck of the little fellow and catch together with your darning needle where the scarft overlaps.
Step 6: Variations
You can embroider lazy daisy flowers on the body of the puppet. You can add buttons down the front by sewing a French Knot. You can braid three pieces of hair coloured yarn and attach them to the sides of the face at the hair line - and behold - girl puppet. You can add little yarn bows, sew on pieces of lace or ribbon - whatever takes your fancy.
I am sure that you and/or your child will have a lot of fun creating these little puppets and maybe even put on a puppet show or two!
And as the story ends, they all lived happily ever aft.