Popsicle Stick Puppets

Here’s a kid’s project to keep little ones busy for an hour – make some popsicle stick puppets. My four year old son and I made these together.

You can use the drawings I made or make your own. (If using mine, click here or on the image below to get a PDF to print out).

Popsicle Stick Puppets

Here’s what I used to make these:

printout of animal characters
some thin cardboard/cardstock (not pictured)
glue and/or tape
markers or crayons for coloring
popsicle or craft sticks

Popsicle Stick Puppets

First, I printed out my characters on plain white paper and used glue to adhere the whole paper to some thin card stock so the puppets would be strong.

After this dried completely, I cut out all the characters. (Note: I left some white space and cut loosely around the drawing lines, as you can see below. You don’t have to be so ‘exact’ that way.)

Popsicle Stick Puppets

After all the little characters were cut out, I let my son color them. You could add wiggle eyes, glitter or whatever else you want.

Popsicle Stick Puppets

Then I taped the popsicle sticks to the back for handles.

Popsicle Stick Puppets

Now your child can make a game with the characters, or just carry them around. I think ‘made up’ toys like this are a really fun project to do with kids. They get to be involved in putting everything together, and sometimes that is more fun than the actual playing.

If you do this project, I’d love to see how they turn out!

Psst…if you like this project, please consider sharing it with others!

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