11 Free Marionette Puppet Patterns from Around the Web

It’s almost been one year since our 31 Free Hand Puppet Patterns from Around the Web Post. To celebrate here’s another collection of free puppet patterns from around the web. This time the focus is on marionettes. Enjoy!

3D Paper Skeleton Marionette
3D Paper Skeleton Marionette
3D Paper Skeleton Marionette
Here’s a spooky friend to make before Halloween. This skeleton is cleverly crafted from printed paper, thread, scissors and glue. Click either the blue text link or photo to visit the creator’s site where you’ll find the downloadable instructions and pattern.


3D Paper Woody Toy Story Marionette
3D Paper Woody Toy Story Marionette
3D Paper Woody Toy Story Marionette
If the skeleton paper marionette is a bit too spooky for your kiddos, then how about making a Woody marionette out of paper. One of the many printed paper crafts by Disney, this marionette project is just too adorable. Both the printed pattern and instructions are available on one pdf at Disney Family’s site. Just click either the blue text link or photo to check it out.

Bug Marionette
Bug Marionette
Bug Marionette
Constructed mostly out of materials that end up in the trash or hopefully the recycling bin, this bug marionette is pretty green. And if you don’t have a tube of crazy glue lying around, then you can probably find something similar in shape to replace it with. Click on the blue text link or photo for the list of materials and instructions on how to build this bug marionette.


Autumn Leaf Bird Marionette
Autumn Leaf Bird Marionette
Autumn Leaf Bird Marionette
While there isn’t step by step instructions on how to create these cute autumn leaf bird marionettes, you can probably work out how to do it from the photos. Or get some inspiration for great ideas about different marionette creations.


Stuffed Animal Marionette
Stuffed Animal Marionette
Stuffed Animal Marionette
Do you happen to have a stuffed animal or doll with super long legs and arms? Why not make it into a marionette for a new level of play? Click on the blue text link or photo for the list of materials and step by step instructions on how to build a stuffed animal marionette.


Dragon Marionette
Dragon Marionette
Dragon Marionette
Parents Magazine provides detailed instructions and a video on how to create a fierce fire breathing dragon out of old cardboard tubes. Click on the blue text link or photo to check out how to make a dragon marionette.


Princess Marionette
Princess Marionette
Princess Marionette
Another Parents Magazine craft project that goes great with the above dragon marionette. Click on the blue text link or photo to check out how to make a princess marionette.


Fuzzy Bird Marionette
Fuzzy Bird Marionette
Fuzzy Bird Marionette
Update: 4-4-15: Link is broken and searching site brings no results. This little guy is just too cute. And the use of a feather boa means you can get crazy with the color combinations. Click on the blue text link or photo for the list of materials and step by step instructions on how to build a fuzzy bird marionette.


Pom Pom Bird Marionette
Pom Pom Bird Marionette
Pom Pom Bird Marionette
Here’s a pretty bird marionette made out of pom poms and beads. Click on the blue text link or photo for the list of materials and step by step instructions on how to build a pom pom bird marionette.


Scarf Marionette
Scarf Marionette
Scarf Marionette
Here’s a material list with drawn instructions on how to create a scarf marionette. Click on the blue text link or photo to check out how to make a scarf marionette.


Scarf Marionette Video Instructions
Scarf Marionette Video Instructions
Scarf Marionette Video Instructions
Here’s a YouTube video created by Bob Baker Marionettes on how to make a scarf marionette. Click on the blue text link or photo to check out the video on how to make a scarf marionette.


How to Use a Scarf Marionette
How to Use a Scarf Marionette
How to Use a Scarf Marionette
Once you’ve made a scarf marionette, you might want to check out this video by Frisch Marionettes. It shows how to move your hands and the strings on a scarf marionette to perform different movements. Click on the blue text link or photo to check out the video on how to use a scarf marionette.