I was poking around the Internet looking for some fun ideas for kid’s puppets and found myself in a wonderland of cuteness! The sheer number of ideas for kid’s puppets is astounding and I couldn’t just keep them all to myself. So I’ve put together a collection of some of my favorites, from finger puppets to paper bag puppets to shadow puppets, there’s a lot of ideas here to keep the kids busy!
Kid’s Puppets You Can Make
I started a Pinterest board for puppet crafts because there were just so many ideas out there, I didn’t want to lose them! So be sure to follow that board too if you love puppet crafts the way that I do. :)
P.S. Some of the crafts collected here are puppets that I have made, whether they be on this blog or somewhere else. The rest are from other designers, I hope you love them all!
Paper Bag Puppets
- Paper Bag Raccoon Puppets – Artsy Momma
- Paper Bag Frog Puppet – Crafts by Amanda
- Paper Bag Dog Puppet – All Kids Network
- Nut Job Squirrel Puppets– Crafts by Amanda
- Fandango Paper Bag Puppets – Chocolate Muffin Tree
- Easy Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets – One Little Project
- Monster Finger Puppets – 733 Blog
- Minion Finger Puppet – Crafts on Sea
- Spring Animal Finger Puppets – Happy Hooligans
- Dragon Finger Puppets – not pictured
- Storytime 3 Little Pigs Puppets – Learn Create Love
- Paper Plate Clown Puppet – Crafts by Amanda
- Farm Animal Stick Puppets – Crafts by Amanda
- Puppy Sock Puppet – AOK Corral
- Girl Sock Puppet – Brave Turtle Creations
- Giraffe Sock Puppet – Craft Jr.
- Dragon Sock Puppet – Kids Craft Room / My Little Three and Me
- Monster Glove Puppets – Hello Glow
- Easy Mitten Puppets – Crafts by Amanda
- Animal Hand Puppets – Krokotak
- Shark Mitten Puppet – A Night Owl Blog
- Shadow Puppet Printable Cut Outs – 100 Directions
- Shadow Puppet Printables – Handmade Charlotte
- Cereal Box Shadow Puppet Theater – Kix Cereal
- Shadow Puppet Theater – The Nerd’s Wife
- Three Little Pigs Shadow Puppets – In the Playroom
More Puppet Crafts on the Blog
- Halloween Paper Bag Puppets
- Dragon Finger Puppets
- Paper Bag Scarecrow
- Wookie Finger Puppets
- Paper Bag Pirate Puppet
I hope this collection of kid’s puppets has inspired you to make something! Remember, there are LOTS of toilet paper roll crafts that can be used as puppets too. You can find all of my cardboard tube crafts here.
This post originally appeared here on Dec 31, 2014.