Pencil Puppets

Skill Level: Beginner

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Supplies

Gator Pencil Puppet
FloraCraft® Foam:
Balls: 4”, 1” (2)
Cone: 6”
Other Materials:
Acrylic Paint: green, red
Chenille Stems: green, white
Wiggle Eyes: 15mm
New Pencil

Pig Pencil Puppet
FloraCraft® Foam:
Ball: 4”, 1.5”, 1”
Egg: 2”
Other Materials:
Acrylic Paint: pink
Wiggle Eyes: 15mm
Chenille Stem: pink, black
New Pencil

Frog Pencil Puppet
FloraCraft® Foam:
Ball: 3”, 1.5”
Other Materials:
Acrylic Paint: bright green
Chenille Stems: green, pink
Wiggle Eyes: 15mm
New Pencil

Lion Pencil Puppet
FloraCraft® Foam:
Balls: 4”, 1.5” (2)
Other Materials:
Acrylic Paint: golden yellow
Chenille Stems: brown
Wiggle Eyes: 15mm
Pompom: ½” black
New Pencil

Elephant Pencil Puppet
FloraCraft® Foam:
Balls: 4”, 1.5”, 1” (4)
Egg: 3”
Other Materials:
Acrylic Paint: grey or light blue
Wiggle Eyes: 15mm
Chenille Stem: white
New Pencil

Mouse Pencil Puppet
FloraCraft® Foam:
Balls: 4”, 2”
Other Materials:
Acrylic Paints: grey
Chenille Stems: black, pink
Pompom: ½” black
Wiggle Eyes: 15mm
Unsharpened Pencil

Tools

  • Foam Cutter
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun
  • Paint Brush

Instructions

Gator Pencil Puppet

  1. Cut a 4” ball in half.  Set half aside for future project.
  2. Cut two ¼” thick slices from the center of the 2″ ball, these are the ears. Cut a small flat spot off one side of each ear, this is where it will attach to the head. Shape one of the remaining sections of the ball into a cone shaped nose by rolling and pressing firmly on the table.  Cut the last section of the ball in half and shape into eyelids using your fingers to compress the foam.
  3. Paint all the parts grey and let dry.
  4. Glue the ears and face in place as pictured.  Glue the eyelids just slightly overlapping the wiggle eyes.
  5. Glue the black pompom to the tip of the nose.  Cut chenille stem pieces for whiskers and glue in place.  Cut pieces of pink chenille stem and roll them up for the inside of the ears, glue in place.
  6. Glue the pencil into the bottom of the head.

Pig Pencil Puppet

  1. Cut the 4” ball in half for the head.
  2. Cut the egg in half lengthwise for the ears. Cut a small flat spot off the wide end of the egg where it attaches to the head.
  3. Cut the 1” ball in half for the eyes.
  4. Cut a flat spot off one side of the 1.5” ball and roll the sides on the table firmly to create the pig’s snout.
  5. Paint all the parts pink and let dry.
  6. Glue the ears to either side of the top of the head. Glue the foam eyes side by side just below the ears and glue the wiggle eyes in place. Glue the snout in place below the eyes.
  7. Cut small pieces of pink chenille stem and glue in place for the eyelids and mouth. Cut two small pieces of black stem and glue in place for the nostrils.
  8. Glue the pencil into the bottom of the head.

Frog Pencil Puppet

  1. Cut a small slice off two opposite sides of the 3″ ball.  Roll the cut sides of the ball on the table applying pressure to round the edges and create an oval shaped head.
  2. Cut the 1.5” ball in half for the eyes.
  3. Paint the head and the eyes bright green and let dry.
  4. Glue the foam eyes side by side to the top of the head, cut side facing front.  Glue a wiggle eyes in place.
  5. Cut two 1” pieces of green stem, fold each in half and glue into the face for nostrils.  Cut another piece for the mouth, bend each end of the mouth in towards the face about ¼”, add glue to the ends and insert the ends into the face.   Cut a small piece of pink and glue in place for the tongue.
  6. Glue the pencil eraser end down into the bottom of the head.

Lion Pencil Puppet

  1. Cut the 4” ball the half, save one half for future project.
  2. Cut one 1.5” ball in half, these are the ears.  For the nose, press a flat spot on one side of the other 1.5” ball, this is where the nose will attach to the face.  Round the sides of the ball on the table to create an oval shaped muzzle.  Paint all the foam pieces golden yellow and let dry.
  3. Press a flat spot on the ears where they attach to the head and glue in place.  Glue the nose in place and glue the black pompom to the end.  Glue the wiggle eyes in place.  Cut small pieces of stem for the eyebrows and mouth and glue in place as shown.
  4. Fold pieces of chenille stem into zigzag pattern and glue the ends around the face for the mane.
  5. Glue the pencil into the bottom of the head.

Elephant Pencil Puppet

  1. Cut the 4” ball in half for the head, save other half for future project.  Cut the egg in half lengthwise for the ears.  Cut one of the 1” balls in half for the eyelids.  Paint all the foam parts grey or light blue and let dry.
  2. For the trunk; thread the 1.5” ball and three 1” balls onto a piece of stem leaving 1” of stem at the end to attach to the face. Press them together firmly where they meet on the stem.  Glue the trunk to the center of the face.
  3. Glue the ears cut side to the front to the top of the head angled as shown.  Press a flat spot on the ear where it attaches to the head.
  4. Glue the two wiggle eyes in place.  Press a flat spot on the backs of the eyelids where they attach to the head and glue in place over the top of each eye as shown.
  5. Glue the pencil into the bottom of the head.

Mouse Pencil Puppet

  1. Cut a 4” ball in half.  Set half aside for future project.
  2. Cut two ¼” thick slices from the center of the 2″ ball, these are the ears. Cut a small flat spot off one side of each ear, this is where it will attach to the head. Shape one of the remaining sections of the ball into a cone shaped nose by rolling and pressing firmly on the table.  Cut the last section of the ball in half and shape into eyelids using your fingers to compress the foam.
  3. Paint all the parts grey and let dry.
  4. Glue the ears and face in place as pictured.  Glue the eyelids just slightly overlapping the wiggle eyes.
  5. Glue the black pompom to the tip of the nose.  Cut chenille stem pieces for whiskers and glue in place.  Cut pieces of pink chenille stem and roll them up for the inside of the ears, glue in place.
  6. Glue the pencil into the bottom of the head.

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