Boy Girl Puppet Video Tutorial to make your own Puppet

Want to make a puppet that looks like a human boy or girl? You’re in the right place!

The video tutorial below will show you how to turn fleece and fur into a human-looking hand and rod puppet. You can use the tutorial to assemble your puppet kit from Ballyhoo Creations or use your own materials to create your own custom cloth character puppet.

The free video is provided in ADDITION to the Photo Instructions included in your puppet kit.


  • 00:00 Things to Know
  • 02:04 Puppet Pattern Tracing
  • 03:07 Puppet Sewing
  • 04:29 Cutting
  • 05:56 Turning
  • 07:24 Assemble the Mouthplate
  • 09:11 Attach the Mouthplate
  • 11:48 Brain Pillow
  • 13:05 Eyes
  • 14:22 Puppet Pupils & Eyelids
  • 16:11 Puppet Nose
  • 18:15 Puppet Arms
  • 20:53 Puppet Hair Wig
  • 22:58 Finishing

Need more Puppet video tutorials or Inspiration? Check out the Video Series for Doll & Puppet Makers to learn more about DIY arm rods, hand stitching, Hair, or other Puppet Ideas and Tips.

a variety of dolls and puppets made using techniques by ballyhoo Creations

If you need additional assistance completing a project, please join the Facebook group Ballyhoo Inspiration & Support or use the “contact” link at the top of any web page here. We’d also love for you to share your finished projects in the Facebook group. Everyone is welcome!!

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