YOU WILL NEED:
- General Grievous body, head, and arm patterns
- Light beige, light gray, black, brown, and red felt squares
- Chenille stems/Pipe cleaners - white, green, red, blue
- Self-adhesive nylon fastening tape like Velcro
- Straight pins
- Sewing needle
- Beige or white thread
- Fabric glue
- Googly eyes
STEP ONECopy and cut out the General Grievous body, head and arm patterns. Secure the body pattern to two pieces in the Appendix. Secure the body pattern to two pieces of light beige felt with straight pins. Then cut the felt.
STEP TWOSew the two body pieces of felt together, but don't sew the bottom -- that's where your finger will go for the puppeting action. Glue the side head parts to each other instead of sewing them to save time.
STEP THREECut out thick gray strips of felt. Glue them to Grievous's body to look like his rib cage.
STEP FOURNext, use the head pattern so you can cut out a head and glue it on top of your puppet. Glue only the top half of your puppet. Glue only the top half of the head to the sewn puppet base so it will have more of a 3-D look to it.
STEP FIVECut out the arm pattern and use it to cut four pairs of arms from the beige felt. Cut small strips of the white chenille stem and glue them inside each arm. Wrap and glue gray bands of felt around the elbow and wrist areas of the arms.
Position the arms and secure them with straight pins to the back of Grievous's body. Sew them to the back, but be careful not to sew your puppet shut.