Puppet Crafts and Activities for Kids


Puppet Paradise
Create a paradise filled with puppets using everyday objects.
Create a paradise filled with puppets using everyday objects.
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You can create a puppet paradise using regular household objects or old clothing. Any item can become a puppet. Your imagination is the limit! What You'll Need:

  • Solid-color and patterned socks
  • Old kitchen utensils
  • Old pantyhose
  • Cotton balls
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Poms
  • Yarn
  • Felt
  • White glue
  • Glitter glue
  • Multicolored glue
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes

These puppets are so much fun to make, you may have enough ideas for a dozen of them. Take a good look at old pantyhose, gloves, and kitchen utensils, and try to picture what creatures you could turn them into -- let your imagination run wild!

A striped sock might become a sleek jungle tiger. A mitten could turn into a hairy spider. A hand beater might be a mad beautician with a whirling hairdo.

Once you have a personality idea, use the craft materials to turn common household objects into fanciful puppets.

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