Here is a wonderful DIY Christmas puppets tutorial that is cheap and easy to make with the kids. These puppets are great to use in role play or to decorate the Christmas tree.
Suitable for ages 6-12 years

You Need

  • Toilet Roll Tube (Card cylinder)
  • Polystyrene ball
  • Sequins
  • Joggle eyes
  • PVA / glue brushes / glue pots
  • Scissors
  • Felt or black paper
  • Tinsel pipecleaners


  1. Add facial features to polystyrene ball, either by pinning through sequins and joggle eyes or gluing on with PVA.
  2. Add small piece of tinsel pipecleaner for the nose.
  3. Glue card cylinder body to polystyrene head.
  4. Cut out felt scarf, and either glue or pin to the neck area.
  5. Decorate body with some sequins.
  6. Use felt or black paper to make a top hat from a cylinder and flat circle of felt (or paper).
  7. Cut two different coloured tinsel pipecleaners in half, twist together, bend into candy cane shape and glue down.


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  • Oh wow! The cardboard inserts from toilet rolls are also useful to make Christmas crackers


  • Haha how adorable! These remind me of our decorations as kids


  • A great creative idea! Thanks for sharing this!


  • very cute with unlimited possibilities


  • these are so cute and can be adapted for fathers day halloween, easter etc.


  • Loads of fun – thanks


  • I love these, they are very cute and creative!


  • What a cute and festive craft


  • Very cute but, I think I’d paint or decorate the toilet rolls first.


  • i will try this craft idea with paper towel roll. i have heaps of them because we collect them for craft and for the school. they don’t accept toilet ones, at the school, because of the hygiene factor and i am thankful for that!


  • Brilliant always looking for things to do with toilet paper rolls and this ties in nicely with my search for Christmas decorations


  • Thanks again for sharing; made and absolutely love! Lots of fun and very cute too!


  • Cool finger puppets for the kids to make


  • Something to do this afternoon, thanks for the ideas!


  • These are on the list for this weekend’s craft session. Thanks for sharing.

    • We will be making these again all too soon – another Christmas around the corner.


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