Bible Character Tube Puppets

acaciacorner | The Acacia Corner “Hi There!”

I recently posted a lesson plan on Noah’s Ark.  To tell the story, I made TOILET/TISSUE PAPER TUBE PUPPETS! These will work great in almost any lesson.  I made 4 men to serve as Noah, Shem, Ham and Japheth and 4 women to serve as their wives.  These could be interchanged for other characters in other stories.  I thought that you all might enjoy seeing how they are made, so here it is!  I used absolutely no money to invest in these puppets.  Everything was what I had saved and not thrown out.

acaciacorner | The Acacia Corner What you will need…

You will need:

               Empty tissue paper tube rolls


                Permanent Marker


                String or yarn

                Fabric Scraps

acaciacorner | The Acacia Corner Add a great big smile!

First, I drew a face about halfway down on the tissue paper tube.  I looked at some clip art/cartoons that I had to create some cute designs.

Next I fit on the “Skirt.”  I cut a piece of fabric about (7″ x 2 3/4″). I folded down a bit that would make the top edge nice first, then wrapped it around the bottom part of the tube.  It was a bit difficult to hold and tie a string around for a belt at the same time so I used a little tape to hold it in place.  Then I cut off about 1 foot of the string to make the belt.  I tied it with the tie in front then cut off the loose ends to an appropriate length. 

acaciacorner | The Acacia Corner Don’t forget to hold it in place with tape!

Next, I cut the square for the head piece. I cut a piece of fabric about (6 1/2″ x 5″).  This was a little bit more difficult to tie on so I asked one of my kids to hold the head piece on while I tied a string on to hold the headpiece in place.  I made sure the knot was in the back and then clipped the ends to an acceptable length. 

acaciacorner | The Acacia Corner Look at me now!

And there it is! The last thing to do is to give your character a name.  Here are some of the ones that I made.       

acaciacorner | The Acacia Corner What a nice family!

How about yours?  Please comment below and show us if you tried it. 

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