Picture of Popsicle Pete, your Pocket Puppet Pal
My favourite Muppet characters are Rizzo the Rat and Pepe the King Prawn.

I love their attitude, but I also love them as puppets.

Unlike most other Muppet characters, you can't fit a hand inside their tiny heads. I'd been noodling a mechanism for working a Pepe-like puppet, and on the way I came up with this; a simple puppet you can work with one hand.

Step 1: Tools and Materials.

Picture of Tools and Materials.
The main materials you need to make a Popsicle Puppet are;
  • A wide popsicle stick, the kind sold for craft projects
  • A narrow rubber band.
  • Sewing thread.
  • A bead.
  • Glue
  • Decorative materials, such a googly eyes, markers or paints.
For tools, you'll need;
  • A sewing needle
  • A very thin drill
  • Scissors
  • Tools to deal with your craft materials
  • A crochet hook

LiveCrafts7 days ago

Ahh! What happened to your finger?? :|>

curly gurly5 months ago
I couldn't find a Popsicle stick, so I used cardboard. Cute!!
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Kiteman (author)  curly gurly5 months ago

Haha, very nice!

Nice animation
Kiteman (author)  charlieanderin9 months ago

Thank you!

Oh my gosh, this is adorable!

Hehe, thank you!

The gif at the end just about killed me! I almost died trying to keep from laughing out loud in the middle of the office, haha.

Ha, I don't do many gifs, but, sometimes, they are just necessary!


This thing would keep me busy for hours, just playing with it=)
Nick-P 191 year ago
Nice mouth
Kiteman (author)  Nick-P 191 year ago
Er, thank you?
Nick-P 191 year ago
What happened to use thumb
Kiteman (author)  Nick-P 191 year ago
I hit it with a saw when I was teaching metalwork.
Colleen46142 years ago
Not to be rude but.. Rnt u kinda old to b playing with popsicles?
Kiteman (author)  Colleen46142 years ago
Why, what's the age limit for Making?
Haha, Kinda reminds me of Gumby.
Kiteman (author)  vigothecarpathian2 years ago
I suppose, at a stretch...
foobear2 years ago
Cool. You could make him say all kinds of things. He reminds me of the Windows paperclip who pops up and says something unnecessary. Lots of comedy potential here. And when not in operation, the string gives an appearance of drooling.
Kiteman (author)  foobear2 years ago
I would have used colourless "invisible mending" thread, if Kitewife had any.
foobear Kiteman2 years ago
No need - it's perfectly awesome
Kiteman (author)  foobear2 years ago
jackowens2 years ago
So simple, yet so brilliant!
So....Stick Stickley ?
chaitanyak2 years ago
ha ha ! brilliant!
Kiteman (author)  chaitanyak2 years ago
Thank you!
Did anyone else think of the Popsicle Pete from Cracked.com comics? That being said, the picture of the project itself reminded me of Stick Stickly, as the other commented mentioned. :P
SWV17872 years ago
this reminds me of "Stick Stickly" the host of Nickelodeon in the '90's I even remember the jingle: "Write to me, Stick Stickly, P.O. Box 963 New York City, New York State 10108"... That has invaded my brain all these years yet I never wrote to it or indeed replaced this utterly useless information with something more practicable.
Kiteman (author)  SWV17872 years ago

Goodness me!
iceng2 years ago
You do neat things with Popsicles
Kiteman (author)  iceng2 years ago
I try.
Super cute. I like his wonky eyes. :D
Kiteman (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Asymmetry is an easy way to add character - even the most attractive people do nof have perfectly symmetrical faces.
acuchetto2 years ago
Cute and simple. Nice job! Your thumb: ouch!
Kiteman (author)  acuchetto2 years ago
Thank you!

The thumb is just annoying now - it was "ouch" five months ago, when I hit the base of the nail with a saw.