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How to Make Your Own Puppets


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. If you make any of these crafts, make sure you send in a photo to be included in this collection. You can also get your crafts published. If you want to be one of the first to know when new craft projects are posted, take a few moments to sign up for the Family Crafts Newsletter and you can also chat about crafts with others in the Family Crafts Forum.

Bug Finger Puppet

Bug Finger Puppet Craft
Learn how you can make an assortment of finger puppets that look like cute bugs. Of course, you can also make scary looking bugs or ugly bugs if you like.

CD Daisy Puppet

CD Daisy Puppet Craft
You can recycle a cd, a paper plate, and a sock to create fun and unique flower puppets.

Duck Finger Puppet

Duck Finger Puppet Craft
Follow these directions and you can craft a duck finger puppet using an empty film container or pill bottle.

Elephant Puppet

Elephant Puppet Craft
Grab a paper plate, some gray paper, and some gray paint and you can make one of these cute elephant face puppets.

Lion Finger Puppet

Lion Finger Puppet Craft
This tutorial shows you how to craft a lion out of pom-poms and chenille stems. Make a cute lion finger puppet and then you can try making different animals.

Finger Puppet People

Finger Puppet People Craft
Like the duck finger puppet above, this person finger puppet is made using a pill bottle or film container.

Finger Puppet Theater

Finger Puppet Theater
This video shows you how to make a miniature puppet theater out of a picture frame.

How to Make a Marionette

How to Make a Marionette
This how-to video will teach you how to turn an ordinary doll or stuffed animal into a fancy marionette.

Make a Puppet Theater

Make a Puppet Theater
Learn how to make a large puppet theater out of a cardboard box by watching this craft video.

Paper Bag Puppets

Paper Bag Puppets
A visitor named Julie shares some suggestions for a variety of puppets using paper lunch bags.
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