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Painted Cat Puppet Project

Time: 1-2 Class Periods
Difficulty: Easy
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Canvas People Puppet
White Felt
Fabric Paint
Metallic Paints
White Glue
Fabric or Permanent Marker
Paint Brush
Yarn Needle
Jute, Yarn or String

It's simple to create a puppet with these canvas puppets! Follow the instructions for this project to create your own cat puppet!


  • Step 1
    Cut out six felt pieces, four in the shape of ears and two in the shape of a tail. Glue the pieces to the puppet.
  • Step 2
    Draw details on puppet with a fabric or permanent marker.
  • Step 3
    Paint the cat with fabric paint. Add accents with metallic paints.
  • Step 4
    To create whiskers, thread string, yarn or jute through the yarn needle, knot the end and place a small amount of glue on the knot. Punch the needle through the inside of the puppet and pull string through, then trim at desired length. Repeat until whiskers are finished.

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