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How to Make Puppets

Learn how to use many creative techniques and supplies while you learn how to make puppets to play with.

Puppet Crafts for Kids
Puppets are a great tool everyone can use to stretch their imagination. Puppets can be made using any supplies you like. You can experiment with socks, gloves, household packages, and just about anything else. Design your own puppet crafts and then submit it to be included here!

Cardboard Roll Puppets
Instructions to make home made puppets from cardboard toilet paper roll.

Cardboard Box Castle and Puppet Theater
A visitor named Kara shared these instructions for making a cardboard puppet theater that looks like a castle.

Crawling Spider Puppet
These directions teach you how to turn an old glove into a spooky spider. You can also make it into a not-so-spooky spider if you prefer.

Jumping Spider Puppet Craft
This tutorial explains how to make a marionette style puppet that looks like a spider.

Echidna Craft
Start out by learning more about the Echidna and then make this fun puppet.

Garden Glove Puppets
If you have an orphaned garden glove laying around, check out these suggestions for turning it into fun puppets.

Bug Finger Puppet
Follow these instructions and make a variety of finger puppet bugs. Why not make one for each finger.

Puppet Stand
Learn how you can use a shoe box and toilet paper rolls to make a stand to hold your puppets.

Cardboard Roll Puppets
Instructions to make home made puppets from cardboard toilet paper roll.

Puppet Making Books
These books will help you to make your own puppets. Find great ideas for beginners and experienced puppeteers.

Cow Puppet
From your About.com guide, a fun puppet made from a paper bag.

Caterpillar Puppet
From your About.com guide, turn an old sock into a colorful caterpillar.

Duck Finger Puppet Craft
use these craft instructions to make your own finger puppet that looks like a duck.

Finger Puppet People Craft
Use these craft instructions to make your own finger puppets that look like people.

Elephant Puppet
From your About.com guide, make this puppet by using a paper plate.

Video - Cardboard Roll Puppets
This video tutorial shows you how to make a puppet out of a simple toilet paper or paper towel roll.

Video - Make Puppets With Household Items
Watch this craft video and you will find out how you can use a variety of recyclables to craft puppets.

Jim Henson Creature Shop - Muppets
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and all of their friends have their own site.   Experience the magic of The Muppets.

Lion Finger Puppet Craft
Start out by making a lion finger puppet and then use the same techniques to make other animals and even people. Your whole family can take turns putting on fun puppet shows.

Video - How to Make Sock Puppets
Learn how you can make a puppet out of a sock.

Jumping Spider Puppet Craft
This tutorial explains how to make a marionette style puppet that looks like a spider.

Video - How to Make Shadow Puppets
This video shares suggestions for make a variety of shadow puppets.

Puppets Around the World
It's actually a site to order a book, but it's got some good ideas for making simple puppets.

Vietnamese Water Puppets
These puppets actually walk on water!

Puppet Stand
Learn how you can use a shoe box and toilet paper rolls to make a stand to hold your puppets.

Video - How to Make Shadow Puppets
This video shares suggestions for make a variety of shadow puppets.

Video - Cardboard Roll Puppets
This video tutorial shows you how to make a puppet out of a simple toilet paper or paper towel roll.

Video - How to Make Sock Puppets
Learn how you can make a puppet out of a sock.

Video - Make Puppets With Household Items
Watch this craft video and you will find out how you can use a variety of recyclables to craft puppets.

Jim Henson Creature Shop - Muppets
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and all of their friends have their own site.   Experience the magic of The Muppets.

Puppets Around the World
It's actually a site to order a book, but it's got some good ideas for making simple puppets.

Vietnamese Water Puppets
These puppets actually walk on water!

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