Looking for more ways to create fun inside? Always wanted to become a master puppeteer? Follow this easy tutorial on how to make a frog puppet that’s professional in style, but simple in design.
Step by Step Instructions Feel free to get creative with the design by using whatever color and texture of fabric you want. This puppet can be a frog, lizard, or any other abstract animal that you see fit.
STEP 2 Next, cut out the body of the pattern. This will be two pieces.
STEP 3 Sew the two pieces together by hand or with a sewing machine.
STEP 4 Next, trace out the mouth and pin and sew it onto the body of the puppet.
STEP 5 Make a mouth plate. This can be any flexible plastic, like a laundry detergent plastic. Paste them on with heavy duty glue (Super 77 spray adhesive) and then turn the puppet inside out for a clean finish.
STEP 6 For the eyes, use wooden knobs and screws. Make a plate out of PVC, place it on the inside, and attach the knobs to the outside.
STEP 7 For the arms and hands, trace out the patterns on fleece. Make the hands out of foam and use wire for the arm rods. The foam and wire should be even throughout and secured.
STEP 8 Trace out the feet and legs and attach the ankle to the foot to attach the leg to the foot. Again, stuff the felt with foam and wire where needed.
STEP 9 This step is optional, but you can create a sleeve to cover your arm when using the puppet.
STEP 10 Make the foam body with strong foam and then insert the foam body right into the puppet.
STEP 11 Attach the limbs by stitching or using doll joints.
STEP 12 Lastly, create the pupils and decorate your puppet as you see fit!