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How to Make Animal Puppets From Foam?

Make three adorable animal puppets from foam following this step by step guide.

New day, new craft adventure! Look at these cute animal puppets from foam. Join us in the adventure of making these awesome foam puppets. Use a very easy step by step guide below to make happy piggy, brave tiger and little penguin puppets.

Happy Piggy Foam Puppet

To make one piggy puppet you will need:

    • Pink foam x1
    • Scissors
    • Pink craft pipe cleaner x1
    • Paper straw x1
    • Pencil
    • Double sided tape
    • Pink pen or marker
    • Dark red pen or marker (optional)
    • Googly eyes x2

Step 1

Start by drawing two circles on the foam for the face and two little rounded triangles for the ears as shown in the example. To make circles the same size I would suggest to use a round cup or a round cookie cutter. It makes the whole process of drawing perfect circles so much easier. Then cut out all of those figures. Use leftover foam to cut out a little snot for your piggy.

Step 2

Cut some small pieces of double sided tape and stick it on one of the circles. Peal part of the double sided tape, then stick the straw in the middle, and ears on the top of the circle as shown in the picture bellow.

Step 3

Peal the rest of double sided tape and stick a second circle on top. Then add some double sided tape to the snot and stick it in the middle of the piggy’s face.

Step 4

Use double sided tape to stick googly eyes for your piggy. Then grab the craft pipe cleaner, wrap it around the straw to imitate hands. Take pink pen and add the rest of the features such as smile, cheeks and ears. For piggy’s nostrils I used dark red pen but if you don’t have this shade then pink pen will be just perfect.

Brave Tiger Foam Puppet

To make one tiger puppet you will need:

    • Black foam x1
    • Orange foam x1
    • Scissors
    • Orange or yellow craft pipe cleaner x1
    • Paper straw x1
    • Pencil
    • Double sided tape
    • Dark red pen or marker
    • Googly eyes x2

Step 1

To make a tiger puppet start by drawing two circles on the orange foam for the face and two little triangles for the ears as shown in the example. To make circles the same size I would suggest to use a round cup or a round cookie cutter. It makes the whole process of drawing perfect circles so much easier. Then cut out all of those figures. Grab a black foam and cut some black stripes, which we will use later in the process.

Step 2

Cut some small pieces of a double sided tape and stick them on one of the circles. Peal part of the double sided tape, then stick the straw in the middle and ears on the top of the circle as shown in the picture bellow.

Step 3

Peal the rest of the double sided tape and stick a second circle on top. Choose few of the black stripes you like the most then add a double sided tape on the stripes and stick them around your tiger’s face. Use double sided tape to stick googly eyes as show in the picture bellow.

Step 4

Take a craft pipe cleaner and wrap it around the straw to imitate hands. Then grab a dark red pen and draw, nose, mouth, whiskers and ears.

Little Penguin Foam Puppet

To make one penguin puppet you will need:

    • Black foam x1
    • White foam x1
    • Scissors
    • White craft pipe cleaner x1
    • Paper straw x1
    • Pencil
    • Double sided tape
    • Orange pen or marker
      (optional)
    • Orange foam (optional)
    • Googly eyes x2

Step 1

To make a penguin puppet start by drawing two circles on the black foam for the face and a ‘u’ shape on the white foam as shown in the example. To make circles the same size I would suggest to use a round cup or a round cookie cutter. It makes the whole process of drawing perfect circles so much easier. Then cut out all of those figures. Grab some orange foam leftover from a tiger puppet and cut a little triangle for penguin’s mouth. If you do not have any orange foam then do not worry as you can use an orange pen and draw the mouth in the end.

Step 2

Cut some small pieces of double sided tape and stick them on one of the circles. Peal the double sided tape in the middle and then stick the straw as shown in the picture bellow.

Step 3

Peal the rest of the double sided tape and stick second circle on top. Then put some double sided tape on a ‘u’ shape, peel it off and stick it on the top of the black circle as shown bellow.

Step 4

Use double sided tape to stick the googly eyes, then stick the orange triangle foam in the middle as show in the picture bellow. If you do not have orange foam the feel free to use an orange pen and just draw the mouth instead. Grab a craft pipe cleaner and wrap it around the straw to imitate the hands. To make it look more like a flippers take the end of each hand bend it and twist it into circle. 

We hoped you enjoyed this step by step guide and made some adorable foam puppets. We would love to see your creations! You can email us pictures of your work at info@artsshed.co.uk or use #artsshed when sharing your work on social media.

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