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Puppet Crafts for Kids

Whether you are looking for a book-inspired activity or a project to add to your unit, your little ones are going to have fun creating these Puppet Crafts for Kids!


Puppet Crafts


Puppet Crafts for Kids:

Creating crafts can be a fun way for kids to develop their fine motor skills, hand and eye coordination, muscle strength, and much more. These developmental skills are important, because they will help children be able to hold a pencil, write, and even turn pages in a book.


Crafting is  also a great way for kids to work on their listening comprehension and following multi-step directions.


How To Make A Puppet?

There are a lot of different ways to make a puppet. First, you need to decide on what kind of puppet you want your kids to create. Is it going to be a book-inspired puppet, seasonal craft, or just a creative project? 


Next, look at the craft supplies that you have and determine what you want to use to create your puppet. Puppets can be made from a variety of materials such as felt, construction paper, craft sticks, paper bags, craft foam, tissue paper, and much more. 


Finally, you can look for a template to use to help your kids create the craft or they can make their own on their own. Most importantly, have fun creating! 


Dr. Seuss Puppets:

As a part of the Dr. Seuss Author Study, your kids will create a puppet inspired by a character from their favorite book by Dr. Seuss. They will then use the template to write a book report about the character. You can use these creative puppet ideas or encourage your kids to make their own.

Fish Puppets

Cat Paper Puppet

Cat Shadow Puppet

Fish Shadow Puppet

The Lorax Inspired Puppet Craft

More Dr. Seuss Inspired Puppets


Book-Inspired Puppet Crafts


Paper Bag Puppets:

Inexpensive paper bags can easily be decorated and turned into a book-inspired puppet. They are also the perfect size for little hands!

Bear Paper Bag Puppet

Doctor Puppets

Pumpkin Paper Bag Craft

Paper Bag Penguin Craft


More Puppets:

From socks to craft sticks, these puppet crafts use a variety of materials. They are common supplies found in most early childhood classrooms or homeschools. 

Cat Sock Puppet

Fox Sock Puppet

Fox Puppet


These Puppet Crafts for Kids are a creative way to extend the learning and make a craft to go along with a story you’ve read. You may also like these Puppet Books for Preschoolers


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Pin It For Later:

Do you want to save these crafts for later later? Pin this to your crafts for kids board on Pinterest and they’ll be here for when you’re ready!


Puppet Crafts for Kids


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