Ponster puppets

Portland, Oregon 163 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (85)


Ponster puppets

Portland, Oregon | 163 Sales

Nicole Ponce

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Nicole Ponce


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  • Briana Ann Drage on Oct 11, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Oh my goodness! She is absolutely perfect! 💗🤗💗 I bought her for my sons best friend. Her birthday is in the beginning of November and I am so shocked and very happy with how quickly this plushie arrived. Thank you so much!!! I will be back 😃

  • Robert Davis on Sep 29, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality and craftmanship. It is exactly as described in the post and photos. Prompt delivery as well.

  • Krista Gassib on Sep 19, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Nicole these pillows are the most hilariously happy things anyone has ever made me! Thank you for another custom order. I love everything you make so much!

  • Emma on Sep 16, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE this puppet SO much! It came on time! IT'S SO PERFECT!!! I named her Lucey Cake because when I got her and was looking at her I thought she looked like her name is Lucey, and she also kinda reminded me of a cake so I named her Lucey Cake! :) This is BY FAR the BEST PUPPET I have ever had!!!!! :)

  • BreeVassar on Aug 11, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect as always! I love them!

About ponster

Sales 163
On Etsy since 2009

Once upon a time....

Once upon a time one of my 4 children wanted a puppet for a school project. A few tutorials later, this frugal mom was on to something magical. My love for puppet making was born and the cuteness I was creating must be shared with the world.

Hi! I am Nicole. I am a Gen X mom of 4 awesome human beings and an early childhood educator. As a child, i grew up on sesame street, The Muppet show, Mr. Rogers, Dr. Seuss and playing outside with friends until it got dark. My younger sister and I played dress up ( we still do) My grandmother and mother made me dolls and teddy bears. These things shaped and inspired me. Now as a mother and someone who works with children, I know that Imaginative play is essential to children. Play is how a child makes sense of the world around them. A puppet can help a shy child feel safe. They engage the imagination. I love to make colorful, soft puppets with loads of personality and expression. I especially love the idea that I get to send my creations out into the world to bring some joy. To inspire imaginative play. To come to life on the hand of a young puppeteer or a puppeteer that is young at heart like me. If it is behind the couch, in the classroom, or on the stage, a ponster puppet will be a great friend for a child and a great addition to your show.

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Last updated on April 9, 2019
My name is Nicole Ponce...I make muppet like puppets. Not really people, not really monsters. I like to call them Ponsters. I love making them and I love the idea that these little creations of mine go out into the world and get to play with lovely new people....I am actually secretly a little bit jealous when I mail a puppet away. I want to go too!!!!
Here is what you should know about my puppets:
They are half body hand puppets about 18 inches long. I machine sew the body which is made from fleece. They are stuffed with polyfil, and then I hand sew and/ or hot glue all other parts..

Eyes: hard plastic dome and post eyes with washers
mouth: corrugated plastic, lined with felt or fleece and hot glued in place.
hair: Feather boa, yarn, faux fur. hand sewn and hot glued on.
For this reason I always recommend that these puppets not be left alone with small children that will want to chew off some hair or an eye...this could be a choking hazard. They are much more fun for babies when they come to life on the hand of a willing puppeteer :)

I have found that one of the best ways to outfit my puppets is baby clothes. I sometimes use second hand baby clothes, sometimes new and then alter them to fit my puppets.Most of the time I do hand make an original outfit. I will state in the item description if the clothes are used, so that you know what you are buying. Please feel free to convo me if you have any other questions...Thanks for stopping by :)

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy with your puppet for any reason, send it back to me in the same condition it was sent to you and I will refund the full payment. Return shipping costs are buyers responsibility.
All puppets in my shop are already made and waiting to go. Your puppet will be shipped 1-2 days after purchase. Weekend purchases will be shipped on the following Monday. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to do custom orders. I do not do replicas of trademarked or licensed characters though. Feel free to message me any time with questions.