STYROFOAM brand foam crafts

Giant, Fantasy Stick Puppets

From dragons to aliens kids have a blast making imaginative larger-than-life stick puppets.
   Completion Time - 
1-2 hours
   Designer - 
Kathleen George


  • Ball, 6"
Other Materials
  • Wooden dowel, 7/16" x 30"
  • Acrylic craft paint, assorted colors
  • Craft foam: assorted colors
  • Construction paper, assorted colors
  • Embellishments (optional): 1", 2" and 2-1/2" balls of STYROFOAM brand foam;
  • yarn; buttons; ribbons; trims;
  • wiggle eyes; chenille stems; drinking straws; tissue
  • paper; toothpicks; candy cups; pom poms; felt


  • Paintbrush, 1", firm
  • Wooden skewer, pencil or chopstick
  • Wide mouth jar
  • Scissors
  • Thick, white craft glue or low temperature glue gun and glue sticks


  • 1. Insert skewer, pencil or chopstick in foam ball to use ashandle. Paint foam ball color of your choice. Let dry.
  • 2. Place head on large mouth jar and get ready to decorate! Bluepuppet sports spiral hair cut from orange craft foam; ears madefrom a foam ball cut in half; a nose made from a foam ball; andmouth, cheeks and eyes cut from craft foam. His green tie is madefrom craft foam and decorated with foamie polka dots. The purpleteddy bear has a muzzle, nose and ears made from foam balls; herhairbow and collar made from craft foam, as are her eyes andcheeks.Other Suggestions:
  • 3. Hair: insert pieces of yarn, drinking straws or chenille stemsinto top of head.
  • 4. Eyes and nose: Cut from craft foam or construction paper, orglue on foam balls, wiggle eyes, candy cups, buttons, pom poms.