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.
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.
Ready to make this cat friend?
Let’s do it!
How To Make a Cat Marionette Puppet
What you need:
- 3 toilet paper rolls
- paints of your choice
- color pencils
- color paper
- black liner
- white cardstock
- hot glue
- 2 wooden sticks
- 6 pipe cleaners
- 1 bottle cork
Step by Step Instructions
Paint over the 3 paper rolls with paint. Any color is ok.
Cut out stripes, since we are making a tabby cat.
Using scissors, make 4 holes on the paper roll for the legs.
Leave an equal space between them.
Apply some glue on the stripes and glue them on the paper roll.
Cut two long pieces of yarn and thread them through the holes.
Now make two additional holes in the middle of the body, opposite of the legs.
Thread a long piece of yarn through them.
Take another toilet paper roll and cut 1/3 rd of it.
The bigger piece will serve as the head.
We will use the smaller piece later.
Make two holes in the middle of the head toilet paper roll.
Now, measure how much space you want to leave between the body and the head and tie a knot.
Put the head on (thread the yarn through the holes).
Marionette Hand Controller
Wrap two pipe cleaners around the wooden stick and cut the excess out.
Repeat this step one more time, so you have two equal pieces of wooden sticks wrapped in chenille sticks.
Form an X shape and use the 5th chenille stick to secure them in the middle.
Straighten up the cat and make sure that the yarn on both sides is of an equal length.
Put some glue on one side of the X shape and glue the yarn on.
Draw two cat eyes and color them with color pencil.
We used a green color.
Glue the eyes on the head.
Cut the third paper roll and make it flat.
Draw to cat ear shapes and cut them out.
Glue the ears on the head as shown on the picture.
Cut out two smaller ears from the color paper …
… and glue those on the bigger ears as shown on the picture.
Draw and cut a tiny cat nose. Color it with color pencil. We used a gray one.
Place the nose on the face.
Take one chenille stick and cut it in 6 equal pieces.
Glue the pieces around the nose.
Those would be the mustache.
Take the cork and divide it into 4 equal parts.
Color the parts with acrylic color and leave them aside to dry.
The cork circles will serve as paws.
Put the 4 cork circles on (thread them on the yarn), then make the legs of an equal length.
Tie 4 firm knots. Cut the excess yarn off.
From the excess of the paper roll, we used for the ears, cut out a tail and glue it on the cat’s body.
Cut out extra stripes and glue them on the tail.
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.
We are done here!
Now start moving the sticks up and down and left and right and watch your cat being silly and lazy.
You can even make it stretch like a real cat.
Show your friends how to make a puppet cat so you can all play together.
This is so much fun.
Hope you like this project.
See you soon with more jolly crafts.