Wildebeest Puppet


Make this wildebeest puppet and check out its dance moves.

What You Need

  • 2 pieces of brown card stock (9” x 12”)
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Hole punch
  • Wildebeest puppet pattern
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Thread
  • Yarn

What You Do

  1. Download and Print the Pattern
    Download and print the wildebeest puppet pattern.

    gnu puppet pattern

  2. Cut Out Pattern
    Using the pattern, cut out the gnu’s body, legs, and ear from brown card stock.
  3. Draw Face
    Draw the wildebeest’s face with crayons.
  4. Cut Holes
    Use the hole punch to cut out the hoes for the legs, tail, and beard as shown on the pattern.
  5. Attach Legs, Tail, Beard, and Ear
    • Attach the four legs with the thread.
    • Tie several pieces of yarn together and thread them through the hole to make a tail. Then thread yarn through the holes on the neck to make the wildebeest’s beard.
    • Glue on the wildebeest’s ear.
  6. Make a Handle
    Cut a 7” x 12” strip of brown card stock. Fold about 2” down and tape on the back of the gnu to make a handle for your puppet.wildebeest