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Good King Thumbkin Puppet | Kids' Puppets Crafts

Good King Thumbkin Puppet

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Have royalty at your fingertips with this easy-to-make puppet.


  • Tongue depressor
  • Felt
  • Braid or lace
  • Cotton ball
  • Paper
  • Yarn


  1. Wrap a tongue depressor in felt, leaving 1 1/2 inches exposed at the top.
  2. Wrap a piece of contrasting felt over that for a cape. For a truly royal look, glue on a trim of braid or lace.
  3. Glue a bit of cotton ball to the front of the tongue depressor (for the beard) and the back (for the hair).
  4. Cut out a paper crown and glue it on.
  5. Draw on a face.


Create a smaller suit of clothes and use yarn to create a bowl-cut hairstyle for a handsome prince.