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.
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.
- Decorative materials, such a googly eyes, markers or paints.
For tools, you'll need;
- A sewing needle
- A very thin drill
- Tools to deal with your craft materials
- A crochet hook