There’s absolutely no doubt that your son or daughter will love these puppet making activities! Puppets are great for imaginative play, and can be used over and over for storytelling fun. And the best thing is, it’s easy to show a child how to make a puppet – not only can they be as simple or sophisticated as you like, but making puppets is just as fun as playing with them! If this is the first time you’ve thought about how to make puppets for kids, you might find you don’t have many of the materials we’ve suggested below.
But don’t give up on the idea. Instead, get creative and dream up thinks of ways you can adapt old things from around the house. There are plenty of resources on the internet explaining how to make puppets from paper or empty cardboard boxes – or you could try making this recycled skipping rope at home for an easy, completely cost-free craft. Before you get started, remember that things can get sticky when glue’s involved, so be sure to cover surfaces with newspaper or a washable cloth. You can rely on our stain removal advice later, if things get spilled – after all, when it comes to puppet making for kids, mess is all part of the fun!