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.
  • 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

<p>Ahh! What happened to your finger?? :|&gt;</p>
I couldn't find a Popsicle stick, so I used cardboard. Cute!!
<p>Haha, very nice!</p>
Nice animation
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>Oh my gosh, this is adorable! </p>
<p>Hehe, thank you!</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>Ha, I don't do many gifs, but, sometimes, they are just necessary! </p><p>:-)</p>
This thing would keep me busy for hours, just playing with it=)
Nice mouth
Er, thank you?
What happened to use thumb
I hit it with a saw when I was teaching metalwork.
Not to be rude but.. Rnt u kinda old to b playing with popsicles?
Why, what's the age limit for Making?
Haha, Kinda reminds me of Gumby.
I suppose, at a stretch...
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.
I would have used colourless &quot;invisible mending&quot; thread, if Kitewife had any.
No need - it's perfectly awesome
So simple, yet so brilliant!
So....Stick Stickley ?
ha ha ! brilliant!
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
this reminds me of &quot;Stick Stickly&quot; the host of Nickelodeon in the '90's I even remember the jingle: &quot;Write to me, Stick Stickly, P.O. Box 963 New York City, New York State 10108&quot;... 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.
(Googles) <br> <br>Goodness me!
You do neat things with Popsicles
I try.
Super cute. I like his wonky eyes. :D
Asymmetry is an easy way to add character - even the most attractive people do nof have perfectly symmetrical faces.
Cute and simple. Nice job! Your thumb: ouch!
Thank you! <br> <br><sub>The thumb is just annoying now - it was &quot;ouch&quot; five months ago, when I hit the base of the nail with a saw.</sub>

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