General Grievous Finger Puppet

Act out your favorite scenes from The Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith with this extra-creepy yet cute General Grievous Finger Puppet. You can find this craft and many more in The Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton from Random House.

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
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing needle
  • Beige or white thread
  • Fabric glue
  • Googly eyes
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STEP ONE

Copy 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 TWO

Sew 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 THREE

Cut out thick gray strips of felt. Glue them to Grievous's body to look like his rib cage.

STEP FOUR

Next, 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 FIVE

Cut 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.

STEP SIX

Cut out small red squares of felt and glue them to your puppet's head, then glue the googly eyes on top. This makes him look extra-creepy and evil. Glue gray half circles to his mask, as well as three thin gray strips to represent his ultrasonic vocabulator. Feel free to add more details from his mask if you would like it to look more authentic.

STEP SEVEN

It wouldn't be General Grievous if he didn't have a stolen lightsaber in each hand. Make a lightsaber blade by cutting smaller pieces of red, blue or green pipe cleaners. For the lightsaber hilt, roll and glue together a strip of gray, black, or brown felt at the end of the pipe cleaner.

STEP EIGHT

Now you're ready to duel like a Sith!