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The Muppet movies have always been favorites in our family… I remember watching them with my siblings and have great memories of the silly songs, funny characters, and the unpredictable antics of Miss Piggy! So, naturally I was excited to continue this tradition with my own kids when I heard about the new movie, Muppets Most Wanted. If you didn’t have a chance to catch the movie in theaters, don’t worry!! It’s coming out on Blu-Ray combo pack and Digital HD on August 12th! To celebrate the release, I decided to make some fun pencil toppers for my kids to take back to school in a few weeks. Their favorite Muppet characters were selected for my creations…
In the movie, the Muppets are on a world tour when they find themselves in the middle of an international crime scene and a case of mistaken identity! Kermit has an evil doppelganger named Constantine, who just happens to be the most dangerous criminal in the world! See if you can “spot” the difference…
For the Kermit pencil topper, I decided to make it reverse to Constantine on the flip side. My daughter is fascinated with the idea that there are two Kermit the Frogs, and always asks, “Is that the BAD Kermit??” when we are watching the movie together!
Here are the materials I used to make my Muppet pencil toppers:
- Assorted Felt
- Craft Fur
- Mini pom poms (.5 inch white & red, and 3mm black)
- Fabric glue (Aleene’s Fabric Fusion)
For all of my felt Muppet characters, I started by looking at images I found of them online. I cut all of the pieces out of felt, making sure to fold over the felt when cutting out the head so I would have 2 identical shapes to attach together. You can see all of the pieces I needed for Kermit here. Everything is felt except the eyeballs, which are two black mini pom poms. Once all of the pieces were cut, I started sewing the head pieces together.
I hand-stitched them together with a needle and thread, making sure to leave an opening at the bottom of the “chin” for the pencil to be inserted. Once I had stitched all the way around, I carefully glued on all of the other pieces of his face with clear fabric glue. Here is my adorable little Kermit:
For Constantine, I added two more eyes on the reverse side, and created his sneery-smile out of a thin piece of black felt. I added another black mini pom pom for his distinguishing characteristic… the mole!
The other characters I chose for my boys are Beaker and Animal. I picked up some really cool craft fur in orange and red to create their crazy hair! When I was done, Beaker’s hair kind of reminded me of those little trolls with the long hair that were cool when I was in grade school… tell me I’m not the only one who remembers those!! haha!
My kids all love their new pencil toppers and they can even use them as little puppets too. I’ve actually overheard them singing the songs and acting out their favorite parts of the movie! Packed with dozens of guest cameos, new songs, and exclusive scenes not seen in theaters, Muppets Most Wanted is definitely a show that the entire family can enjoy!