The Bagpuss annual contains a number of games and things to make. One of these is a mouse finger puppet.
1. For each mouse, cut out one head, one back of head, one body and two arms as per the pattern below:
|2. Fold the head in half and sew up the side to make a cone|
|3. Fit the back of head on to the open end of the cone, and oversew, leaving a gap at the bottom.|
|4. Fold the body in half and sew up the side to make a cone. Push the point of this cone into the hole in the head and sew together.|
|5. Fix on the arms by sticking or sewing|
|6. Use White cotton for whiskers and tiny beads for eyes.|
|7. Dress. Cut the shape of the dress (below)
from any pretty material.
Cut holes for arms.
Turn over the top and sew a hem deep enough to take a thin thread.
Put round the mouses neck and tie the thread so that the dress gathers at the top.