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Make a Duster Hand Puppet

Add a funny face to a dusting pad to create a goofy puppet pal.

 Decorated duster hand puppet

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Needle and thread
  • Black marker
  • Cotton balls (optional)
  • White felt (optional)
  • Ribbon (optional)


  • Microfiber dusting pad, #294727
  • Cedar balls, #360071
  • 1/5-in x 50-in braided polypropylene rope, #349232

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Step 1

Paint two cedar balls white for the eyes. If you want a nose, paint another cedar ball a contrasting color. Once the balls dry, add pupils using a black marker. Glue the balls to the puppet. Or, glue the eyeballs to springs. Once the eyeballs have dried, glue to the puppet.

Step 2

Pick your puppet's hair. For long pigtails, use polypropylene rope. Gather about a dozen strands of the same length. Sew them to the center of the puppet's head. Use ribbons to tie off two pigtails. To create a frizzy moppy hairdo, get a few lengths of polypropylene rope and shred. Fasten to the center of the puppet's head using glue or a needle and thread.

Step 3

Add teeth by cutting two small rectangles of white felt and gluing them to the puppet's mouth. Add a bow tie by cutting out a rectangle of white felt. Cut a second small strip of white felt and glue around the middle of the rectangle to create a bow-tie shape. Glue the tie to the puppet.

Step 4

To add fuzzy eyebrows, glue cotton balls just above the cedar eyeballs.

Step 5

Duster hand puppet show

Use your creativity to come up with other facial features and decorations. Then put on a show with your new puppets.