17 Puppet Crafts For Kids To Enjoy

| July 10, 2019 | 13 Comments

There are lots of benefits, when it comes to encouraging your children to play with puppets. This activity not only stimulates imagination, it also improves motor skills, teaches etiquette, boosts your child’s confidence and more. What follows is a list of 17 fun puppet crafts, suitable for kids of all ages. Let’s talk about a few of them!

17 Puppet Crafts For Kids To Enjoy
17 Puppet Crafts For Kids To Enjoy

What kid doesn’t appreciate sock puppets? This one from Jinxy Kids is easy to make and adorable to boot. It’s a great way to repurpose all of your single socks, instead of using them for dusting purposes.

Using felt is another way to construct really cute puppets, including this parrot. Felt, in almost every color you can imagine, is available at your local craft store or online. Hot glue makes building the bird easy-peasy!

If your kids are into zombies, these cute little puppets are right up their alley. Different than a traditional puppet, this one operates with the help of a clothespin. Additional materials include scissors, glue and the zombie head printable available as part of the tutorial.

17 Puppet Crafts For Kids To Enjoy
17 Puppet Crafts For Kids To Enjoy

Do you remember making paper bag puppets when you were little? If so, you were in a group of millions. This friendly little mouse puppet craft is appropriate for even the youngest crafters, with proper adult supervision, of course. Cut out the ears and whiskers and let your toddlers do the gluing. It’s as simple as that!

A simple paper plate can easily be transformed into a cute puppet, without much effort at all. This shark is just one such example. If your kids are into “Shark Week” this is a cute craft to commemorate the occasion.

Making puppets is an educational way to pass time on a Saturday afternoon or any time your kids complain about being bored. Many of these puppets make great classroom art projects as well.

17 Puppet Crafts For Kids To Enjoy
17 Puppet Crafts For Kids To Enjoy

17 Puppet Crafts For Kids To Enjoy

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Shirley says:

    These are all so cute and great to make and have fun with

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    These are so sweet and I’m sure kids will enjoy making and playing with them.

  3. JoKing says:

    These are great ideas for those rainy days instead of video games and TV. It generates creativity.

  4. micheline says:

    Always looking for new crafts to do on our rainy days and just love the DYI Hand Puppets.

  5. Fan R. says:

    My little would like to make Paper Plate Shark Puppet, looks fun and creative way to play with kids!

  6. We’ve tried a number of these – the groundhog in the cup has been a favourite. I’m a big fan of the paper bag puppets.

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    These are adorable and children love puppets of any description and let their imagination run wild whilst playing with them.

  8. Calvin says:

    Love felt art, did lots of in elementary school, super easy

  9. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    I remember making these kinds of things when I was a kid and I imagine that kids would still love it today too

  10. Shirley P says:

    This are so cute and would be a lot of fun to make and enjoy

  11. I love crafting with my granddaughter and she would love this craft.

  12. Paresh Pandya says:

    those are super cute

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