How To Make a Cat Marionette Puppet

Learn How To Make a Cat Marionette Puppet! It’s a fun one indeed and you can even pair it up with our super fun dog marionette puppet.

This craft for kids is fun all year round, and there are no limits when it comes to how you paint the cats – just look at how fun ours turned out.

How to make a cat marionette puppet. Fun toilet paper roll craft for kids to make!

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If you are a cat lover, you will find this project awesome.

Today’s tutorial will show you how to make a cat marionette puppet, a cute recycled project that will brings you so much joy.

How To Make a Cat Marionette Puppet for Kids

Ready to make this cat friend?

Cat Marionette Puppet Craft for Kids

Let’s do it!

How To Make a Cat Marionette Puppet


What you need:

  • 3 toilet paper rolls
  • paints of your choice
  • scissors
  • color pencils
  • color paper
  • black liner
  • white cardstock
  • hot glue
  • glue
  • pencil
  • 2 wooden sticks
  • 6 pipe cleaners
  • yarn
  • 1 bottle cork

Materials Used

Step by Step Instructions


Paint over the 3 paper rolls with paint. Any color is ok.

Step 1Cut out stripes, since we are making a tabby cat.

Step 2

Using scissors, make 4 holes on the paper roll for the legs.

Leave an equal space between them.

Step 3
Apply some glue on the stripes and glue them on the paper roll.

Step 4
Cut two long pieces of yarn and thread them through the holes.

Step 5
Now make two additional holes in the middle of the body, opposite of the legs.

Step 6
Thread a long piece of yarn through them.

Step 7


Take another toilet paper roll and cut 1/3 rd of it.

The bigger piece will serve as the head.

Step 8

We will use the smaller piece later.

Step 8-1
Make two holes in the middle of the head toilet paper roll.

Step 9
Now, measure how much space you want to leave between the body and the head and tie a knot.

Step 10
Put the head on (thread the yarn through the holes).

Step 11Marionette Hand Controller

Wrap two pipe cleaners around the wooden stick and cut the excess out.

Step 12

Repeat this step one more time, so you have two equal pieces of wooden sticks wrapped in chenille sticks.

Step 12-1
Form an X shape and use the 5th chenille stick to secure them in the middle.

Step 13

Straighten up the cat and make sure that the yarn on both sides is of an equal length.

Step 14-0

Put some glue on one side of the X shape and glue the yarn on.

Step 15


Draw two cat eyes and color them with color pencil.

We used a green color.

Step 16

Glue the eyes on the head.

Step 17


Cut the third paper roll and make it flat.

Step 18-0

Draw to cat ear shapes and cut them out.

Step 19

Glue the ears on the head as shown on the picture.

Step 20

Cut out two smaller ears from the color paper …

Step 21

… and glue those on the bigger ears as shown on the picture.

Step 21-1


Draw and cut a tiny cat nose. Color it with color pencil. We used a gray one.

Step 22

Place the nose on the face.

Step 23


Take one chenille stick and cut it in 6 equal pieces.

Step 24

Glue the pieces around the nose.

Those would be the mustache.

Step 25


Take the cork and divide it into 4 equal parts.

Step 26

Color the parts with acrylic color and leave them aside to dry.

The cork circles will serve as paws.

Step 27

Put the 4 cork circles on (thread them on the yarn), then make the legs of an equal length.

Step 28

Tie 4 firm knots. Cut the excess yarn off.

Step 29


From the excess of the paper roll, we used for the ears, cut out a tail and glue it on the cat’s body.

Step 30

Cut out extra stripes and glue them on the tail.

Step 31


You can cut out a tiny tongue from the toilet paper roll left if you want to and then glue it inside the head toilet paper toll.

Step 32

We are done here!

Now start moving the sticks up and down and left and right and watch your cat being silly and lazy.

How To Make a Cat Marionette Puppet for Kids

You can even make it stretch like a real cat.How To Make a Cat Marionette Puppet for Kids

Show your friends how to make a puppet cat so you can all play together.

This is so much fun.

How To Make a Cat Marionette Puppet for Kids

Hope you like this project.Toilet paper roll craft idea: cat marionette puppet

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