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Jolly Jumper Puppet | Recycled Crafts

Jolly Jumper Puppet

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

It's time to high jump into fun with this creative frog puppet.


  • Paper plates
  • Green paint
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Green felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Black paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Green construction paper
  • Elastic string
  • Markers
  • Chopstick or wooden skewer
  • Scissors
  • Glue


  1. Paint two 6-inch paper plates green.
  2. For each leg, sandwich a 10-inch piece of pipe cleaner beteween two 1- by 12-inch strips of green felt.
  3. Join the felt pieces with fabric glue, then glue the legs in place around the inside edge of one of the plates.
  4. For eyes, add black paint and googly eyes to 2 green construction paper circles and glue them to the inside edge of the plate.
  5. Knot one end of a length of elastic string and glue it between the frog's eyes.
  6. Glue the second plate atop the the first.
  7. Use paint or markers to give your frog a wide smile.
  8. Tie the elastic to a chopstick or wooden skewer.