Felt Parrot Puppet Craft: Mak from The Wild Life

Felt Parrot Puppet Craft~ Mak From The Wild Life

This felt parrot puppet craft inspired by Mak, a character from The Wild Life, in theaters September 9 is sponsored by Lionsgate.

Mak inspired Felt Parrot Puppet Craft from This Mama Loves

The Wild Life is coming to a theatre near you, and it is sure to be a fun animated time for kids of all ages. In The Wild Life you will meet a parrot named Mak, an outgoing bird who lives with his animal friends in paradise. However, Mak can’t stop dreaming about discovering the world around him. When a terrible storm hits the island, Makand his friends find a strange creature on the beach. Who is it? You will have to head to the movie to find out! But while you wait, why not make your own Mak the Parrot hand puppet? Making one is easy, and no sewing is required. Here is how to make your own!


Felt Parrot Puppet Craft~ Mak From The Wild Life

Supplies needed:

Red, green, yellow, white, blue, orange, black craft felt
Hot glue, glue gun



1. Begin by cutting out the body of the parrot. You will need two pieces of red felt for this step, as you will need to cut out two pieces to act as the back and front of the parrot. To create the body, create a simple rectangle that curves into a circle for the head. If easier, you can make a pattern on paper before hand and trace onto the felt. Cut out the two body pieces and set aside.

2. To craft the face of your parrot, cut out two large white circles and two small black circles to form the eyes.

3. A simple beak can be created by cutting out curved triangles in both black and yellow. The top of the head tuffs can be created by making simple elongated ovals in various colors.

4. Now you want to focus on the wings. Take various colors of felt and cut them out into fan shapes. Scallop the edges of each fan to create a feathered effect. With each color, cut a smaller fan so they are able to be layered. Use 3-4 colors creating the fans and layering them to get the wing effect.

5. A simple heart in yellow finishes the body of the parrot. Cut the point of your heart flat to make it fit to the body.

6. Start assembling your pieces as shown. Hot glue is perfect for holding the layers together.
7. Once the front of your parrot is assembled, add glue to the perimeter of the body and glue it to the identical body piece. Just remember to keep the bottom of the body open as this is where your hand will go.

8. When the pieces are thoroughly dry, you can use your felt parrot puppet craft! Just slip it over the hand to start your fun, and bring it along when you go to see The Wild Life in theaters September 9!

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16 comments… add one
  • What an adorable craft idea! I bet my nephew would LOVE to make this. It's so cute! It looks pretty easy too which is great!
  • This is such an adorable craft for kids! I bet they would love to make it right before watching the movie.
  • That is so adorable. I cant wait to do crafts with my daughter. She'd love this!
  • That parrot puppet craft is adorable! I have a bin with lots of felt. I should totally make something like this with the kids!
  • Well that is certainly really unique! I love the bright colors and my kiddo would love to recreate this!
  • This is so cute! My 6 year old would love it. And, we can't wait to see this movie.
  • That is a great craft! So cute! My girls would have a lot of fun making one of these. That movie sounds great too. My girls will probably want to see it.
  • What a cute parrot! I really love it. Bet my niece would love to make one like that.
  • It looks like a great craft project to do with kids! We look forward to watching the movie!
  • Adorable craft!!Cant wait till the movie comes out to take my kids!
  • This look like really cute movie for the kids and the puppets are such an awesome idea to go along with the movie. I will have to make these felt parrot puppets for nieces children. Thanks for sharing the idea and movie.
  • Looks like a great project to do with kids on a rainy day! We look fwd to the movie!
  • Oh my goodness, this parrot is so cute. I wish that I had the stuff to make this with my son.
  • This is so cute and looks super easy to make! I'm looking forward to seeing the film in theaters!
  • That is such a cute craft! I love how easy it is to make, too. Thanks for sharing this.

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