Make a super simple marionette!
Fun for kids to use and the perfect size!

I think this silly bird looks similar to Kevin from UP.
You could do the colors to match!

Walks and pecks with simple controls and small enough for little hands!
Great for dexterity practice!

Step 1: Supplies!

Here's what you will need:

6 Pom poms:  1 large, 3 medium, 2 small (contrast color)
1 mardi gras bead chain
2 craft sticks
yellow felt
2 wiggly eyes
2 metal washers
2 feathers
fishing line.

Tools: hot glue/gun, a big needle and scissors
My aunt used to make and sell these yeeears ago at arts and craft shows. Many different sizes, colors-much plummage. Cool to see people still make them and they have evolved.
This is so cute! :D
cute <br>
so cute...:)
This bird is so stinkin cute! I wouldn't expect anything less from you!! <br> <br>I am going to try this one with my boys!
Thanks! You are so sweet! I am sure your boys will love them, as long as there's a color change up! :)
So, here are our birds! The boys picked their own colors. Thanks so much for this instructable. The boys are loving dancing around their birds!!
Oh my stars! They are wonderful! :) So happy you made some!
I had to chuckle when I saw this one! I bought something like this years ago for my nieces and they had so much fun! Thanks for sharing! <br>sunshiine
haven't seen one of these since I was little, many years ago. made two for my kids now and they love them! thanks for the post and a trip down memory lane!
Oh thank you! Glad your kids are enjoying them! :)
you are so. cool. This is DARLING!!! I need one.
Thanks! My mom made puppet birds like this when we were little...we did the play &quot;are you my mother?&quot; and she had a huge mommy bird like this that the baby would find at the end of the &quot;production&quot;! I've been wanting to do it for a long time, and the puppet contest seemed like the perfect motivation! :) And it would be fun in primary too! :)
I love this! It's so cute!
Thank you! :)

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