Puppets and Puppet Resources
Animal Bag Puppets
I don't have a pattern for this puppet
but it is easily made with construction paper triangles and
circles for the face,
an oval for the belly, feet and leaves.
You can use real or construction paper leaves.
Printable Owl Puppet
All parts of this puppet are printable. This
is from alexbrands.com.
and Turtle Puppets
These cute puppets are from Origami n' Stuff
for Kids. Scroll down on the page.
a Cow Puppet
This is from dltk-kids.com
Make a Polar Bear Puppet and learn more about polar bears at Polar Bears.
Make an elephant, cat, monkey, or bunny puppet from
A cow, pig, panda, and owl puppets are
offered free from abcteach.com. Other puppets require membership.
Make a raccoon, dog, cat, rabbit, mouse, pig, panda, or frog, from
Over thirty animal puppets from dltk-kids.com.
This cute dog puppet is from freekidscrafts.com. Click on the
pattern to print.
This easy bird puppet is from pacon.com.
This cute puppet is from freekidscrafts.com.
This idea is from crayola.com. There is
no pattern, but it is easy to make
if students follow the directions.
This is from freekidscrafts.com.
Other Bag Puppets
Children can color the scarecrow. İAudrey Smith
for heart puppet.
This puppet is from Pacon and could be
used to help teach shapes, as it is
made from circles, squares, and rectangles.
Paper Bag Puppets
Imagination is the key here as the puppets
are made from recycled materials such as paper, beads, feathers,
ribbon, yarn, and anything else you can find.
Sock Puppet Ideas
A variety of sock puppets from
To Make a Sock Puppet
Instructions on how to make a sock puppet
To Make Hand Puppets
A simple way to make hand puppets from krototak.com.
for a Simple Hand Puppet
This is from eduplace.com.
and Chick Simple Hand Puppets
These are from funroom.com.
Dragonfly, or Bumblebee Hand Puppets
These cute puppet patterns are made of fun
foam and are from joann.com.
These would make cute puppets to make when talking about fall
leaves. These are from freekidscrafts.com.
This cute idea is from montessoribyhand.blogspot.com.
Easy Stick Puppets
All you need are some sticks and pictures
of people. They can cut pictures from
magazines or comics. I think if I were
doing this with kids I would find a
large number of clipart pictures and paste
them on sheets and let the kids choose
and cut out the ones they want. This
is from www.netmums.com.
This idea is from Crayola. You could use
a butterfly pattern instead of drawing freehand.
Puppets from Enchanted Learning
This is a different type of finger puppet
using holes for the fingers.
Washing Up Finger Puppets
These puppets are made from rubber gloves used for cleaning. This
idea is from www.netmums.com.
Download this book to learn how to make
shadow puppets on a screen or wall.
Other Puppets or Sites With Different Types of Puppets to Make
An easy way to make wild and wacky
spoon critters. This is from craftsforkids.com.
How To Kit
A 37 page book with directions for making different kinds of
puppets. There are also story suggestions for using the puppets as
well as information on using the puppets at school and
A variety of puppets to make at enchantedlearning.com.