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.