Kermit the Frog Cardboard Puppet

Follow this quick and simple tutorial to make a movable Kermit The Frog cardboard puppet – a fun family activity that your kids will enjoy making and playing with.

Time: 25 minutes

What You’ll Need

  • Cardboard
  • Green paint and brushes
  • Craft knife
  • Split pins
  • Glue and tape
  • Green felt scraps

How To Make It

  1. First draw out the body shapes you need on cardboard – a square with rounded corners for the body, an angled square for the head and eight rectangle, 2 for each leg and 2 for each arm. You will also need two fork like shapes for the feet.
  2. Cut out the shapes with a craft knife
  3. Paint the cardboard, acrylic paints are better than poster paints if you want to achieve a solid color in just one coat.
  4. Use a sponge brush to get a ‘rougher’ finish to the paint – lighter color green washed quickly across the dry darker green makes the cardboard almost looks like wood.
  5. For the face cut an extra triangle piece and glue it on top to give the face some dimension.
  6. Punch holes in your cardboard pieces – where the arms meet the body, where the legs meet the body, elbows, knees, etc.
  7. Attach the legs, arms and feet with the your split pins.
  8. Glue little triangles of felt to the neckline of the body for Kermit’s collar.
  9. Glue the base of the head onto the body (Tip: attach a strip of strong duct tape to the back of the head and body to keep all extra secure). Tape a piece of string to the back of the head to hang your puppet.


Cutting should be done by an adult.

Posted 7 years Ago
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