There is nothing better than honing your child’s creativity from an early age.
The great thing about encouraging kids to be creative is that you do not need to get them any expensive or fancy things. An old shoebox and other knick-knacks that you have around your home can give little ones hours of joy and fun.
One of the best ways to get your little one interested in crafts is to let them create things that they love. Puppet crafts are a favorite among many kids all over the world. They are easy puppet crafts for kids to make and can be crafted with ordinary items from your home.
Top 10 Puppet Crafts for Kids:
Puppets have been around for centuries and have entertained people of all ages. What better way to get your child to take up an interest in crafts than by introducing puppet-making? Fun and simple, it is guaranteed that your kids will love every moment they spend creating their own little puppets! Here are 10 of the best puppet crafts ideas for you and your little
1. Puppets Made With Popsicle Sticks:
This is a great idea especially for little toddlers as it is one of the easiest ways to make puppets. All you need is a Popsicle stick (or a few), glue and a picture or drawing of a favorite cartoon character to cut out. The next step is to apply glue on the back of cutout picture and paste it onto the stick!
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2. Finger Puppets:
To make these, collect some felt fabric, glue, marker or buttons, yarn or pieces of fabric. The first step is to cut out a piece of the felt fabric to fit your little one’s index finger and another piece using the first cutout as a guide. Glue around the edges except for the part at the bottom for the finger. Once the glue dries, you can use a marker to draw a face or create hair with yarn, buttons for eyes and the fabric pieces to make the limbs.
3. Sock Puppets:
These are favorite puppet craft for kids because they are easy to make. Get your little one to pick some clean old sock, button for eyes and for the mouth, a plastic container lid that is cut into two halves. Use tape to hinge the two parts together and glue it on to the space between where your child’s thumb and fingers will go.
4. Puppets Made With Paper Bags:
This type of puppet requires a paper bag and construction paper. Place the paper bag flat with the bottom flap up and draw a face of your choice on the construction paper. Glue the drawing on the flap and the paper bag will serve as the body. All your little one needs to do is place is hand inside the bag and get his fingers up to the flap part to move the puppet’s mouth.
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5. Puppets Made With Cereal Boxes:
The first thing that you need to do is draw a line across the middle of the empty box and down its sides as well and cut along the lines. Cut a few openings not too close to the top part of the box for your child’s hands. Paint the box with any color of your choice and get wriggly eyes, buttons, etc. for the eyes. You can paint on the nose, use yarn for hair and create a box puppet just the way you want!