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How to Make a Frog Marionette Puppet Step-by-Step


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In this blog post, learn how to bring your very own frog marionette puppet to life!  Follow this step-by-step guide. You can learn by looking at pictures and reading steps or scroll to bottom and watch the video that walks you through the whole craft. 


Engage in a fun and interactive crafting adventure that will leave you hopping with joy. Perfect for all ages in your troop, however the younger girls will need help to put it together. 


First I thought I share with you all what a marionette is and what makes it such a cool craft to do with your troop. 


What is a marionette? A marionette is a type of puppet controlled by strings or wires attached to various parts of its body. It is articulated and manipulated by a puppeteer using intricate movements of the strings or wires. Marionettes are typically made of wood, fabric, or other materials, and they have been used in theater, storytelling, and entertainment for centuries. The puppeteer uses the strings or wires to make the marionette appear to walk, dance, talk, and perform other actions, bringing it to life on stage. Today we are going to make a frog marionette out of recycled supplies. 

What you need for frog marionette

Frog Marionette needs
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Scissors
  • Green Construction paper
  • Red Construction paper
  • Thread / String 
  • Green Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Black marker
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • 2 craft corks
  • Scalpel
  • Hot glue gun and sticks

How to Make th Frog Marionette

Step #1

First color the toilet paper roll using green color and leave it aside to dry completely before you continue with the next step.

Frog Marionette step 1

Step #2

Draw the head of the frog on the green cardboard.

Frog Marionette step 2

Step #3

Cut the head of the frog out on the green cardboard.

Frog Marionette step 3

Step #4

Using a black marker draw the eyes and the mouth of your frog marionette.

Frog Marionette step 4

Step #5

Using a piece of red construction paper roll it up to create a tongue to put in frogs mouth in next step. Be sure to make end long enough to glue on back of frogs head. 

Frog Marionette step 5

Step #6

Cut a small line in the middle of the frogs mouth which is where you are going to put the frogs tongue you made in last step.

Frog Marionette step 6

Step #7

Glue the red tongue on the back of frog head by pushing it through the hole you cut out of mouth on previous step. 

Frog Marionette step 7

Step #8

Cut the corks in half. Once you have done that you will have 4 corks. These are going to be used for the feet of your frog.

Frog Marionette step 8

Step #9

Glue the head of your frog onto the painted green toilet roll.

Frog Marionette step 9

Step #10

Cut the string so you have long enough to be able to hold up your frog when your done.  Longer is better for now you can always trim it later. You will glue one end of the string to each of the corks. 

Frog Marionette step 10

Step #11

Make 4 holes on the toilet paper roll, two on the bottom and two on the top.

Frog Marionette step 11

Step #12

Now put the thread inside the toilet roll leaving the cork to stand out for all 4 legs. You can make the bottom legs longer and other two shorter. 

Frog Marionette step 12

Step #13

Now take other end and tie the 4 ends of the threads to the popsicle sticks. You can adjust the length of strings based on how you want your puppet to work. 


Now you can play with your frong marionette puppet. 

Frog Marionette step 6

Completed Frog Marionette

Frog Marionette Needed

Frog Marionette Learn By Video

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If you need another idea for creating a marionette with your troop. Check out this kit that gives you everything to make a wooden spider marionette.

I hope you all enjoyed this craft. Now that you have created the puppet you can now have fun with girls making up plays. Try creating a story, performance and imagination play with your new frog marionette. 

Enjoy every minute being a leader and continue to inspire your girls!