I purchased these beautiful puppet pouches from Ayni Bolivia’s Indigenous Crafts from Bolivia.
The product: 3 Bags Full Finger Puppet Pouch
Includes: Bag (doubles as a backdrop scene) and 8 relevant finger puppets
How to use:
1. Use finger puppets
2. Clip onto bag scene
3. Include a favourite book
Scenes: There are six different scenes to choose from and each scene comes with the relevant animal finger puppets to match.
L to R
I opened the package from Sue and was overwhelmed. The craftsmanship was stunning and there’s an amazing attention to detail. The product is utterly adorable! And it wasn’t just me that responded this way. My husband said, “It’s absolutely beautiful!” And the children? You can see how much they loved it.
sarah hopkinsSeptember 27, 2010 at 9:04 pm
WOW!!!! These are awesome! My 2yr old would love them….Would make a nice change to her getting around with socks on her hands!!! LOL
Rachael StottSeptember 27, 2010 at 9:04 pm
How adorable are these? I just love fair trade toys from abroad, we have some fair trade Montessori wooden toys that we love! As for these, the Jungle themed one would delight my little boy. Jungle book is one of his favourite bedtime stories. I think he would adore the tiger *roar*.
KelSeptember 27, 2010 at 9:11 pm
Ooo, looks great, Nell! I’ve fallen in love with the garden scene (surprise, surprise!) – the butterfly is gorgeous! Quick question: what would you suggest is the minimum age appropriate for this beautiful product? Am looking for a first b’day pressie…..
Kelly Be A Fun MumSeptember 28, 2010 at 7:01 am
@Kel, Hi Kel. On the bag the recommended age is 3 and up (for small parts). However, in my opinion, I think they would be great, even for a newborn. And I know a 1 year old would enjoy them too with supervision.
Mel PeacockSeptember 27, 2010 at 9:11 pm
These are fabulous. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.
It’s hard to pick a favourite…but I do love the Polar Bear. I use Polar Bears to teach my children about Global Warming, Climate Change and caring for our environment. (the polar bears are dying because they are having to swim too far because the ice is breaking up too quickly – just to explain briefly).
Christine BunnSeptember 27, 2010 at 9:19 pm
What a fantastic product. My son in year one just finished a unit on story
telling and using props to retell a story. These puppets would have been perfect. I will forward the link to his teacher. I love the mermaid of course.
KalyndaSeptember 27, 2010 at 9:21 pm
oh, these are absolutely AMAZING. My 15 mo has recently developed a bit of an obsession with puppets lol… will definitely have to put these on the xmas wishlist. I’m lovin’ the Woods scene, especially the little bat!
KatieSeptember 27, 2010 at 9:29 pm
They are all so gorgeous!! The ocean theme is definitely right up there, it matches the mural in our bathroom very well but the winner in our house would have to be the jungle set!! So hard to choose a favourtie character though. My 4 year old loves monkeys the most, my 2 year still carries around his zebra (or 2 when he finds the spare) but i have always loved tigers, even more so now when both boys screw up their little faces to give mummy a tiger grrrrrr 🙂
melissa scottSeptember 27, 2010 at 9:42 pm
I love the skunk from the Woods pouch.
NaomiSeptember 27, 2010 at 9:43 pm
Stunning sets! I love the jungle theme and the gorgeous Mum and baby monkey!
Shirley Rodriguez-LaneSeptember 27, 2010 at 9:50 pm
Had a look at the crafts from Bolivia page and I reckon they are fabulous! Being South-American myself, I grew up with similar handcrafted toys. I would loooove for my 3 yo daughter, who is half Australian to be able to experience playing with and learn how to appreciate such beautiful toys. Thank you for sharing this with us! x
melissa@vidastyleSeptember 27, 2010 at 11:33 pm
These are fabulous! I love the garden set. They would definately make great christmas pressents.
PhilippaSeptember 27, 2010 at 11:36 pm
WOW what a great giveaway …. I love the snail from the garden set the purple and green sprial shell is cool! but I have to say all the sets are fantastic 🙂
Megan SpainSeptember 28, 2010 at 5:51 am
I love the jungle theme, my son would have a great time playing with these, they are gorgeous. Thanks for finding them 🙂
RobynSeptember 28, 2010 at 7:11 am
I think you know that I LOVE fair trade products and these are beautiful!
BookChookSeptember 28, 2010 at 8:57 am
I’m not entering. In fact, I’m reviewing my own pouch when it arrives. I’m intrigued by a toy that links with literacy this way. Your photos and video were great!
MichelleSeptember 28, 2010 at 9:17 am
So cool! I love the turle and can imagine him crawling onto my face to wake me up in the morning!
ShelleySeptember 28, 2010 at 9:17 am
These are gorgeous. We live by the water and I’m imagining sitting down at the beach with my little girl with the Ocean and Arctic scenes. Having worked in childcare for six years I’m a little puppet obsessed – to me they are the perfect toy to use and imagine beautiful things. That Musk Ox has a lot of stories to tell!
AmandaSeptember 28, 2010 at 6:28 pm
These finger puppets are great. I love the Garden Finger Puppets, in particular the butterfly-absolutely beautiful.
Alyra ShawSeptember 29, 2010 at 10:01 am
I love the rooster – such detail! Fantastic!!
And even better that it is fairtrade! Wish I could buy them all.
KatherineSeptember 29, 2010 at 1:50 pm
They are so cute! That picture of you with your kiddos is so happy and lovely 🙂
Hope your holidays are going well.
Sara GOctober 2, 2010 at 8:18 am
So cute! Definitely going to buy buy them for my almost 3yo daughter, she’d love the Jungle set, we’re talking about a kid who lives and breathes giraffes lol
The farm set would be cute too, my almost 1yo son is obsessed by ducks, the one in the set is too cute!
PS thank you for a lovely website 🙂
Emma NOctober 2, 2010 at 8:32 am
I love the Puffin, it reminds me of a book I used to love by Enid Blyton.
YolandeOctober 2, 2010 at 8:38 am
Hi Kel, These are pretty cute. Love the face that they are in a bag and easy to take with. They are beautifully made. All the creatures are gorgeous, but to choose one, would have to be the turtle from the sea scene. I might suggest them as a prop (for demonstration purposes) at mainly music. I know they’re on tight budget, but I’ll raise it on Monday meeting. Thanks for school holiday blog. Have enjoyed reading each day.
YolandeOctober 2, 2010 at 8:39 am
@Yolande, Whoops, thats fact not face. Hehe.
Sonja MercerOctober 2, 2010 at 9:14 am
My little ones would love the bee as we are trying to encourage bees into our garden to help our passionfruit bear fruit. We’ve been talking a lot about the life cycle of food and how bees play their part 🙂
Good on you for promoting such a fantastic company!
JacquiOctober 2, 2010 at 9:49 am
I love the parrot from the jungle scene. So colourful!!
Such a fantastic product, will definitely be on my Christmas shopping list.
Susan FehrDecember 9, 2022 at 4:12 am
Do you know how I can buy one?
Kelly - Be A Fun MumDecember 9, 2022 at 10:42 am
Unfortunately I don’t think they sell them anymore.
Susan FehrDecember 9, 2022 at 4:03 am
How do I buy one of these bags, so cute for my daughter!