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
- Green paint and brushes
- Craft knife
- Split pins
- Glue and tape
- Green felt scraps
How To Make It
- 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.
- Cut out the shapes with a craft knife
- Paint the cardboard, acrylic paints are better than poster paints if you want to achieve a solid color in just one coat.
- 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.
- For the face cut an extra triangle piece and glue it on top to give the face some dimension.
- Punch holes in your cardboard pieces – where the arms meet the body, where the legs meet the body, elbows, knees, etc.
- Attach the legs, arms and feet with the your split pins.
- Glue little triangles of felt to the neckline of the body for Kermit’s collar.
- 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