Puppet Crafts and Activities for Kids

Puppet Pageant

Use puppets to put on a puppet pageant or to perform a funny skit or silly song. All you need are puppets and your imagination. What You'll Need:

  • Handmade puppets

How To Make a Puppet Pageant:

Step 1: Choose a skit or song you already know or make one up. If none of the puppets you made go with your skit or song, create some new ones to match!

Step 2: Practice holding your arm straight up in the air for long periods of time. Try to work up to 10 minutes -- you'll need the stamina when you put on your show.

Step 3: To make sock puppet characters look realistic when they talk, move only your thumb, not your fingers. After all, wouldn't we look funny if we moved the top of our heads when we talked?

On the next page, learn how to make a stage for the "contestants" in your puppet pageant.

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