How To Make a Dog Marionette Puppet

When it comes to crafts for kids, recycled crafts are the best – if you make recycled crafts that can be used, that’s even better. This tutorial will show you How to Make a Dog Puppet, an adorable recycled project that kids will love.

Once your child learns how to make this marionette puppet, they will be able to make many other animals too.How to make a dog puppet

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The joy on the children’s faces when they created their own puppets was indescribable. This goes beyond an ordinary craft. It’s a toy. That’s a friend.

Puppetry may seem complicated, but it’s actually very easy to make and you probably already have everything you need around the house – if not, there’s still plenty of room for creativity.

How to make a puppet dog craft

Looks cool right? We just wish the tongue was red because it would look even cooler.

How to make dog puppet crafts for children

Your child will soon enjoy taking this dog for a walk.

How to Make a Puppet Dog Craft for Kids

Are you ready to make one yourself? Let’s get started!

How to make puppet dog crafts

How to make a dog puppet

What you need:

  • 3 rolls of toilet paper
  • paint of your choice
  • drag
  • 2 googly eyes or markers to draw eyes
  • 1 sheet of colored paper or a magazine page (optional) and a circle ruler
  • glue (glue gun if supervised by an adult)
  • pencil
  • 2 wooden sticks
  • 5 tube cleaning sticks (optional)
  • yarns
  • 1 cork
  • craft knife (adults only!!!)
  • we used a small piece of white glitter self-adhesive foam to make the nose, but anything, even plain paint will work

Materials used

Instructions step by step

Paint 3 rolls of paper with paint. We are making our dog brown, any color will do.

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Step 1Body

Options for circular dots: using a circle ruler and pencil, draw 10 small circles and 2 larger circles on colored paper.

Step 2

Then cut them out.

Step 2-1

Use scissors to cut 4 holes in the paper roll for the legs (with adult supervision).

You can also use a hole punch.

Step 3

Leave an equal distance between them.

Step 3-1

Apply some glue to 10 circles and stick them onto the paper roll.

Step 4

Cut two long pieces of yarn and thread them through the holes.

Step 5

Now make two more holes in the middle of the body, opposite the legs.

Step 6

Thread a long piece of yarn through them.

Step 7

Take another roll of toilet paper and cut it 1/3 of the way down.

Step 8

The larger piece will serve as the head. We will use the smaller part later.


Punch two holes in the middle of the toilet paper roll.

Step 9

Now, measure the amount of space you want to leave between the body and head and tie a knot.

Step 10

Place the input (thread the yarn through the holes).

Step 11Handheld controller

Wrap 2 pipe cleaners around the wood and cut the excess off the wood.

Repeat this step one more time so you have 2 equal wooden sticks wrapped with cotton thread.

Form an X shape and use the 5th chenille strip to secure them in the middle.

Step 12 to 12-3

Pull your dog straight up and make sure the yarn on both sides is the same length.

Step 13

Then, apply a little glue to one end of the X shape and stick the yarn in.

Step 14Eyes

Glue two larger circles onto the head and add bulging eyes on top of those two circles.

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Step 15Ears and Nose

Cut the third roll of paper and flatten it. Draw two dog ears and glue them to the head as shown in the picture.

Then draw and cut a small nose out of white glitter self-adhesive foam.

Put your nose up.

Step 016 to 16-2Tongue

1/3 of the previous roll of paper remains, roll the tongue…

Step 17

…and stick it in your mouth.

Step 17-2foot

Take the cork and divide it into 4 equal parts, then use a craft knife to cut them.

Then color the parts with acrylic paint and let them dry.

The cork circles will act as the feet.

Step 18 to 18-3

Put in 4 cork loops (thread them on the yarn), then make the legs of equal length…

Step 19

…and tie four strong knots. Trim off the excess thread.

Step 19-1


From the leftovers of the paper roll, we use them as ears, cut a small tail and glue it on the dog’s body.Step 20

Yay, we’re done here!


Now start moving the sticks up and down, left and right and watch Moggy Mog do silly things.

How to make dog puppet crafts for kids

This is so much fun!

How to make dog puppet crafts for kids

Show your friends how to make a puppet dog just like you to play with!

How to make puppet dog crafts for kids

Hope you enjoy this project!

How to make a puppet dog craft

See you soon with more fun crafts!

How to make a puppet dog craft

Happy crafting!

How to make dog puppet crafts

Project contributed by Ema.

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