Children love imaginative play. Encourage imaginative play with puppets. Fun ideas for making and playing with finger puppets, paper puppets and others.

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 101 Hand Puppets: A Beginner's Guide to Puppeteering

101 Hand Puppets: A Beginner's Guide to Puppeteering

Step-by-step instructions for creating puppets by Richard Cummings - Paperback - Published 2002 Affiliate Link to Amazon

 Hand Puppets

Hand Puppets

by Laura Ross - Paperback - Published 1989 Affiliate Link to Amazon

 How to Make Puppets With Children

How to Make Puppets With Children

Pattern pieces for making 37 delightful hand puppets and 26 finger puppets. by Jo Ellen Moore - Paperback - Published 2000 Affiliate Link to Amazon

 Puppet Mania

Puppet Mania

Thirteen original projects they can make on their own, primarily using everyday household materials. by John E. Kennedy - Paperback - Published 2004 Affiliate Link to Amazon

Ballerina Marionette

Enchanted Learning

Bunny Paper Bag Puppet

Haynes Marionettes

Chick & Bunny Hand Puppets

Girl Paper Bag Puppet

Craft and Fabric Links

How to Make a Sock Puppet

How to Make a Sock Puppet

Kid's will have fun creating sock puppets with old or mismatched socks and some basic craft supplies and things you already have around your home.

Indian - Animated Stick Puppets

These puppets have moveable arms. Aunt Annie

Ladybug, Bummblebee and Ladybug Puppet PDF

Puppets made from felt - printable pattern. Joann

Leap Year Frog

Very simple puppets made from small paper lunch bags. You can also make a raccoon, dog, cat, rabbit, bunny, mouse, pig, or panda. Enchanted Learning

Paper Bag Puppets

Make puppets with paper bags. DLTK's Sites Growing Together

Paper Finger Puppets

Your fingers are the legs (or trunk) of these simple paper puppets. Enchanted Learning

Penguin Puppet

Make a penguin puppet with a black sock, felt and a few craft staples. Kinder Info

Polar Bear Puppet

Learn about polar bears and make a paper bag puppet. Polar Bears

Sock Puppet

Learn how to make a sock puppet. Legends and Lore

Sock Puppet Ideas

Danielle's Place

Spoon Puppets

Turn plastic spoons into puppets. Crafts For Kids

Stage - Puppet Theatre

How to make a DIY puppet theatre. S&S Blog

Stage - Puppet Theatre

How to make a homemade puppet theatre Let's Play Music

Stage - Puppet Theatre

This is a really simple-to-make Puppet Theatre. Ziggity Zoom

Stage - Puppet Theatre

Make your own puppet theatre with these instructions. Puppet Show Place

Stage - Tabletop Puppet Theatre

Learn how to make a puppet theatre for under $5. Childhood 101

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