20 DIY Popsicle Stick Puppets That The Kids Will Love

Jane Foster

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We are always looking for fun, creative, kid-friendly projects. And though our kids are older now, this DIY Popsicle Stick Puppets project idea was just too fun to pass up! I’m not sure who doesn’t love puppets?! They’re a great way to entertain little ones for a long time…and if you’re an adult, they bring out the inner child in you. If you love puppets as much as I do, here is a fun how-to craft to make some adorable Popsicle stick puppets.

This article contains some of the very best DIY popsicle stick puppets ever made. You have to browse through and make your favorite pick.

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1.   How To Make Popsicle Stick Puppets 

Making popsicle stick puppets is very simple and fun! All you need is popsicle sticks for the body, paper for the human feature frame, scissors for cutting, and a pencil for drawing. See the link below for the detailed instruction on how to build the popsicle stick puppet by Mr. Mayberry of Art Time. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

2.  Easy Popsicle Stick Puppet DIY 

Creating a puppet with craft paper, Popsicle sticks, cardboard, and glue would be a perfect project to try hands-on with your kids. You can even leave it to them because it is a project that concerns them a lot. It is going to be a lot of fun watching them as they are shaping the paper. Check the link below for the full detail of the popsicle stick puppet.

3. Popsicle Stick Puppet DIY

Kids can resist the urge to have at least one puppet, and this popsicle stick puppet sure will win their hearts. Get a Popsicle stick and paint in your desired color. Now, take a strip of pipe cleaner and wrap it around the pop stick as the arms. 

Make 2 spots of glue on the top of the pop stick and stick the eyes in it. For the hair, snip a few fronds off the feather and glue it to the back of the pop stick. Draw the mouth with a pen.

4. Making Puppets With Popsicle Sticks

This is the perfect puppet for your daughter. Since it takes the form of a girl, it will surely attract her. All you need is craft paper, 4 Popsicle sticks, paint, glue stick, scissors, and a paintbrush. The head and face were made from different craft paper, the legs and the body were made from popsicle sticks, while the garment was made from another craft paper.  

5. Popsicle Stick Animal Puppet Craft

Lift your kids’ mood with this animal puppet made from popsicle sticks. Cut out the ears, give and hair from construction paper and glue it on the popsicle stick. Paint the popsicle sticks with the Colors that suit the animal skin. 

After painting, start drawing the eyes, mouth, and other facial parts on the construction paper.  See the link below for the complete guide on how to make the amazing popsicle stick animal puppet. 

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6. How To Make A Popsicle Stick Puppet

Popsicle Stick Puppets

By merely looking at the picture of this popsicle stick puppet, you know surely it’s for your baby girl. It is very simple and fun. All you need is 4 popsicle sticks, scissors, paint, a paintbrush, different craft paper, and a pencil.

See the link below for the complete instructions on how to put the above materials together to make this beautiful popsicle stick puppet and make your girl happy.

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7. Family Popsicle Stick Puppets

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Family puppets! Sometimes kids are not satisfied with a single puppet, they want many more; a family. The reason being that they want to practice what they’ve been seeing. Giving each puppet a family role! Make the dress for the puppet from colored paper and design the dress with crayons.  Make a small house for them with a small flat box painted with different colors of acrylic paint. 

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8. Stick Puppets With Popsicle Sticks

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See here how to make this stick puppet using popsicle sticks and computer paper! Choose your desired design and print it out on colored or white paper. But if you want a stiffer puppet you can print them on cardstock. 

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9. Easy Popsicle Stick Puppets 

To make the puppet easier to make you can get packs of people paper shapes made out of posters. This super easy popsicle stick puppet can be a gift for your baby boy! Attach popsicle sticks to the leg of the people’s paper. Then, design the head, face, and body of the puppet with color and drawings. 

10. Ice Cream Sticks Puppets 

Repurpose your waste ice cream sticks to amazing puppets. There are many crafts for kids you can make with ice cream sticks.  Here is one of the best crafts! Just give them a color pen, ice cream sticks, and sketches and watch them make magic with the materials. Turning the basic materials into an adorable ice cream stick puppet. 

11. How To Make Ice Cream Stick Puppet 

Here is another method of turning ice cream sticks into a puppet! But instead of using construction paper and drawing the face, you can use pastel sheets and googly eyes for eyes. For the mouth and ears, that can be crafted out from pastel sheet; the mouth from white pastel is different from the color of the face in order to stand out. 

12. DIY Family Stick Puppets 

Provide your kids with the following materials and watch them make amazing puppets out of them and watch them as they give virtual roles to each of the puppets as they work on them. 

Kids love to have control over what they’re doing, so leave them to have the full say in naming members of the puppet family. However, you can guide them in making the puppets properly. See the link below for details on how the materials can turn into a puppet. 

13. How To Make Popsicle Stick Puppets

How To Make Popsicle Stick Puppets

You can make numerous puppets with popsicle sticks, assorted buttons, assorted felt, non-toxic craft glue, non-toxic craft paint, and googly eyes. The use of felt and buttons is interchangeable, for some puppets, use assorted buttons as the mouths, googly eyes, and felt for the ears. Then, for others, use googly eyes, assorted felt for the hairs, ears, and mouth. 

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14. DIY Popsicle Stick Puppets

How To Make Popsicle Stick Puppets

This popsicle stick puppet design with pipe cleaner looks adorable and funny! Get your leftover popsicle sticks. Draw a face at one end of the stick. Now, you can make the hair, dress, and arms using a pipe cleaner, pom pom, fabric scraps, and colored paper. Pom pom is mainly suitable for the hair, while the pipe cleaner works well for the arms. 

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The wiggly eyes used for these popsicle stick puppets make them look real and kids will surely like them. The reason why it looks real is that, while looking at the puppet, the eyes will look as if it is turning. Other things that make the puppets beautiful include the pom-pom nose, colored paper bow, and hair. 

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16. DIY Popsicle Stick Puppets Theater

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See here a beautiful popsicle stick puppet theatre for your kids. Making a puppet theatre is another craft you can make with your kids to spice up their mood. First, prepare the puppet, make them as funny as possible. Now, gather the materials for the theatre. Check the link below for the full list of the puppet and theatre. 

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17. DIY SuperHero From Popsicle Stick 

You can give out popsicle stick puppets as a present to kids! On occasions like Christmas or birthday parties, these puppets will keep the children busy on their own. Identify their favorite cartoon or movie superhero and make a puppet that takes their features, and style. 

18. DIY Ice Cream Stick Puppet 

Making an ice cream stick puppet is very interesting! Get some ice cream sticks, black wool, crayon, colored pencils, colored paper, glue, black marker, and scissors. Cut out 4 circles(or more) according to the number of puppets you want to make. 

Draw smiley faces on the circles with the black marker. Make a shoulder for the puppets by crafting out a shoulder shape from white paper. Colored the shoulder and makes it look like it’s dressed. Glue the smiley faces to the shoulder and attach popsicle sticks to the back of the shoulders. 

19. How To Make Stick Puppets 

See here how to make these popsicle stick animal puppets. You can make for any animal you like or those your kids love. Make them take part in the craft to be more fun. Check out the materials needed for the craft below. 

20. Popsicle Stick Puppet DIY 

Making sure the puppet is thick enough, double the pipes of paper for the head. Cut two pieces for the head and glue popsicle sticks in between the pieces. You can use colored paper or any other type of paper that you see around. 


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