With the Kids

Feather Duster Puppets

Every few weeks or so, I walk down the Dollar Store isles looking for crafty magic. With the supplies only costing $1, I’m always able to find something we can make into a craft. You’ll be surprised by what you can think up for all kinds of household items. For today’s craft, we found these feather dusters and made them into fancy and fluffy puppet people.


Supplies for Feather Duster Puppets:

  • New, clean feather dusters
  • googley eyes
  • yarn or string
  • glue – I like to use the hot glue gun as it’s quick
  • decorations – stickers, fabric, markers, pipe cleaner

For my son’s, he wanted the duster part to be crazy green hair. So we turned it upside down and glued its eyes right below the fuzz. Then he drew on a nose and mouth. We also added some arms and legs out of pipe cleaner, more green, his favorite color.

Of course, my daughter wanted a princess, so we used the duster part as her frilly fuzzy skirt. We tied yarn to the top hole for hair, then glued googley eyes just below. More pipe cleaner for arms here too.

The kids are having fun with their Feather Duster Puppets. And as they play with them on top of the dusty piano and the dusty TV, they don’t even realize their helping me clean!


  1. Hi! could someone tell me where to find cheap featherdusters I can buy for little girls to use in a dance class(think cinderella)?

  2. You are indeed a gifted Mom! I love your website!!! Thanks for sharing your talents and creativeness to everyone… God Bless!

  3. Kalli – Yeah for the burp cloths. And Yes, all they do is puke on them anyway!

    Amber – I was thinking that the green guy looked somewhat familiar!! Gumby it is.

    Chrissie – I’m glad I’m not the only Dollar store crafter. Did you buy the chopsticks and colander? I would love to know what you crafted from it, or what else you found!

    Liz – So glad you made these!! My kids are dusting away the dust as well. Happy that the Job Jars are working great too.

  4. My girls and I made your these today and they loved it! They loved dusting around just as much as making them. So thank you!! I just have to tell you that you are so creative. I am always checking your website for great ideas. I also used your job jar with the sticks and my girls use that every day too. Thanks!!

  5. Hi, I just came upon your site through a friend. I love love love the ideas you have. This one is soooo cute.

  6. I love to visit the dollar store for kid’s craft inspiration, too. In fact, I was just there this morning looking at chopsticks and colanders thinking, “What could we make with these?” I love your site!

  7. honestly marie, how lucky are your kids?

    oh and ps I made myself some burp cloths but didn’t bother to come back and check on exactly how you did it. They turned out okay but my sewing leaves a lot to be desired… Oh well, he’s just going to puke on them, right?

  8. These are the best. I can’t wait to make these. I could have never come up with something so cute. Well done!

  9. What a creative idea!! I think I may do that with my girls this week. They’re going to love this….

  10. You are so creative!! Love your blog and visit it almost daily. Thanks for all the great ideas. We are going to make fruit leather today!!!

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