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Crafty Grover Hand Puppet

Can you show me how to get to Sesame Street? With the Sesame Street celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary, I’ve crafted this fun hand puppet into my favorite Sesame Street Monster: Grover. He’s just so silly and crazy, and isn’t afraid to be himself. He’s a waiter by day and “Super Grover” by night! And one of my favorite children’s books is The Monster at the End of This Book starring the lovable furry old Grover! It’s just the funniest book ever. All of my kids LOVE it and beg me to read it almost daily. Grover is the best.

Sesame Street Grover Puppet Craft

Crafty Grover Hand Puppet

Supplies for Monster Hand Puppet:

  • bright blue felt or fleece (these are good fabrics to use as the edges don’t fray)
  • pink pom pom
  • 2 googley eyes
  • red felt or fleece
  • glue – hot glue is what I used, but you could use a craft glue or even use a sewing machine
  • scissors
  • white pencil or black marker

Grover Hand Puppet Craft Supplies

Instructions:

With your white pencil, trace out the shape of your puppet. I just drew mine by hand, but here’s a pattern I found that’s similar you can print and copy: Hand Puppet Pattern. I folded my blue fleece in half when I cut it out, so both halves look the same. Then I placed the first cut piece on top of the second piece and cut it out.

Grover Puppet Craft Tracing

Glue your two pieces of blue cut fabric together, leaving the bottom open for the hand to slip through. I used hot glue, but you could use a craft glue, you would just need to give it time to dry. Or you could even get out the needle and thread and sew Grover up.

Glue Grover Crafty Puppet

Once the body is glued together and dry, you need to glue on Grover’s face. I used 2 googley eyes, a large pink pom pom nose, and a piece of red scrap felt for his mouth. Easy as that! (and so cute!)

Sesame Street Grover Craft

He’s ready for a hand to hold him up and wave him around. We’re shouting, “Super Grover” in his whiny up and down voice! Maybe I need to make him a little red cape and a helmet too. This puppet could easily be crafted in Elmo too, red fabric with an orange pom pom nose! That would be a super fun project to make as well.

Happy Anniversary Sesame Street! We love you, Grover!

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60 comments

  1. I have to say that this is the first day that I have been on your site but when I saw this I sent it to my daughter she made Sesame Street and Pooh bear/tigger etc hand puppets exactly like this a couple of weeks ago for Christmas for my nephew.. I will have to have her take pictures and share with you so that you can share with your readers!

  2. This is perfect!! I’m having a Grover-themed b-day party for my Grover-loving 2 yr. old’s b-day party. He will love it! I might have to scale it down for mittens to go w/ his Grover knitted hat I bought off of etsy!!

  3. When I was in high school, my mom and I made a Grover school mascot costume (Super Grover! for Grover Cleveland High School). We weren’t the Grovers, but I was on student council and I thought it was funny, so I just went ahead and did it. A few years later, my brother went on to be the Super Grover. :)

    Also, my sons love the Grover waiter skits… they have a bunch of them on Hulu.com. Here are some of them… Sesame Street is classic for a reason!! http://www.hulu.com/search?query=grover+waiter&st=1

  4. Love it – you can make all the sesame street characters that way!
    My mom has made a bunch of animals with that same outline… just add different ears, tails, trunks, noses. Never thought of sesame though!

  5. I LOVE that book – we just checked it out from the library last week and my son laughed, and laughed and laughed. Some things just never get old :> Adorable craft!

  6. Oh my gosh, I have to try to make these. Even though I can’t sew for the life of me, I must make this. Grover is my son’s 2nd favorite Sesame Street character (just behind Elmo), and I think it’s because of how often I read him The Monster at the End of This Book. (BTW, have you seen the sequel to that book which has Elmo in it? Nowhere near as good as the original!) Thank you for sharing! Stopping by from SITS this morning to envy your crafty skills!

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