What Are Some Good Ideas for Making Puppets?

What Are Some Good Ideas for Making Puppets?

The easiest puppets to make use socks, paper bags or sticks as their basic materials. These forms of puppets require little or no previous puppet-making experience and are great projects for kids.

The first step in making a puppet of whatever type is to decide the puppet's character. This determines the types of supplies needed to complete the puppet. Puppet-making supplies can include pipe cleaners, googly eyes, construction paper, glue and yarn. Popular character ideas are cats, dogs, frogs, monkeys and bears. Since the focal point of a puppet is typically its mouth, animals that have large mouths make good puppets.