Porgs are, by far, the cutest addition to the Star Wars galaxy. Bring them home with a DIY Porg Puppet. Your kids will go NUTS—making the little guy move all around your house.
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What You’ll Need
- Porg puppet template
- 8 1/2 x 11″ cardstock
- 5 washers (1-inch diameter)
- 2 popsicle sticks
- Gray and orange markers
- White sequins
How To Make It
- Print template on cardstock. Next, cut along all solid lines. Fold along all dotted lines.
- Using a pencil, poke a hole in each of the “x” marks.
- Take the largest piece from page 1 and orient it so the “x” is facing upward. Take the large piece from page 2 and orient it so that the square shape is pointing upward. Glue the bottom-most tab on the first piece to the top of the square of the second piece. Let dry.
- Gently guide the two flaps of the largest piece down to meet the other gray areas on the sides of the square. Glue tabs in place. Let dry.
- The other 4 pieces are the wings and legs. The wings are rounded near the center folded line, and the legs have a point on one side. Take four washers and tape them to the side immediately opposite the “x” on each of the 4 pieces.
- Fold the side with the “x” over to meet the washer and note where the glue tab should be placed in a future step. The remaining glue tab that hasn’t been used is what connects the limbs to the body. Glue the tab on the wings to either side of the body so that the washer is facing upwards and hold them in place until they dry.
- Glue the tabs on the feet pieces to the bottom of the body where shown so that the washers face upwards. Hold in place until dry.
- Tape the last washer to the inside of the body. Then put all of the pieces down for now.
- Glue 2 popsicle sticks into an “x” formation. While letting those dry, cut one 24” string and four 36” strings.
- Tie the 24” string to the center of the popsicle stick. Now, tie the four 36” strings to each of the points of the “x.” Tape in place to secure even further.
- String the center 24” string through the top hole of the body. Knot and tape into place. Glue the small tab in place at the top of the head.
- Hang puppet off the side of the table, holding the 2 popsicle sticks down in place with an object—in an “x” shape so that two points are pointing away from the table and two 36” strings hang freely.
- Face the puppet towards you. Take the right string and thread through the hole in the right leg so that the extra length will be tucked inside the leg when you glue the last tab. Adjust the length of the string until it is taut when the leg is hanging. Knot and tape into place. Fold over the flap of the leg and glue into place. Repeat for left leg.
- Rotate the popsicle stick, so the “x” is facing the other way and the last two 36” strings are hanging freely.
- Rotate the puppet so that it’s facing away from you. Repeat step 14 for the right wing. Repeat again for the left. Let everything dry.
- Then decorate with markers, sequins, and glue.
All cutting should be done by an adult.