The original idea for these marionettes came from the fantastic ART BAR BLOG. You can use the same technique to make dogs, horses, zebras, alpacas or maybe unicorns!
Cardboard toilet roll and kitchen roll tubes
To make your dog, you need 3 cardboard tubes; one for the head, another for the body and the third to make the ears. Cut our your ear shapes and then paint all the pieces of your dog.
When the paint is dry, poke 4 holes in the bottom side of your body toilet roll. Then add cord and beads to make your legs knotting the ends of your cord so the beads don't fall off. Next make 2 holes on the top side of your body tube, one at each end.
Glue your ears onto your head tube, then poke 2 holes through your head.
Take a long piece of cord and knot one end. Starting at the head end of your body tube, poke the cord through your hole so the knot is inside the tube. Add some beads to make the neck of your dog. Then poke the cord through the holes in your head tube. Next poke the cord through the last hole in the tail end of your body roll and secure with a knot. Now you are ready to play with your marionette.
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