Puppet Crafts for Kids

How to Make Puppets

Sock Puppets, Canvas Puppets, Paper Bag Puppets, Stick Puppets, Marionettes, and Hand
Puppets, Bent Spoon Puppets and Puppets from Cups

 

How to Make Sock Puppets

Easy to Make Sock Puppets - These puppets are so cheap and easy to make. You can add different features to make an endless array of puppets. Save your old socks and socks with no mates or look for used socks and accessories in second hand stores. (Directions also available in Spanish.)

How to Make Sock Puppets from www.danielesplace.comWhat you will need:

Socks

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

Pink or red Felt Squares

Cardboard from cereal box or thicker card board

Chalk

Scissors

Paper

Google Eyes and anything else you would like to add

 

sock puppetHow to Make Puppets from Socks:

sock puppet diagram1. Print out the mouth pattern (PDF Pattern) and cut out the shape from cardboard such as cardboard from a cereal box or cardboard that is a little thicker.

Fold the mouthpiece in half. (Make pointy mouthpieces for animals with pointy noses such as snakes and wolves.)

 

2. Insert the folded mouthpiece into the sock so that the curved ends are facing the toe end of the sock. If it is too big, cut the piece smaller to fit so that it doesn't stretch the sock too much. Place your hand in the sock as shown in Picture A so that it is comfortable. Mark on the sock with chalk 1/2" beyond the end of the mouthpiece. Cut off the end of the sock where marked.

 

3. Remove your hand and flatten out the sock so that the heal of the sock is on top. Cut away the extra sock material around the rounded part of the cardboard mouthpiece one-half inch from the edge. See Picture B.

Sock Puppet Diagram 1

4. Fold open the toe end of the sock and the cardboard mouthpiece. The mouthpiece should be laying on top of the sock with the top toe end of the sock folded up.

Place a drop of hot melt glue in the center of the lower edge of the mouthpiece. Shown in Picture C to the right. Pull the edge of the sock material over the edge of the cardboard piece and press it in place being careful not to burn yourself.

Sock Puppet Diagram 2

Place another dot of glue on the top edge of the mouthpiece and pull the edge of the sock over the mouthpiece and press down. Shown in Picture C.

 

5. Place glue all the way around the edge of the mouthpiece a little bit at a time pulling the sock material over the mouthpiece of pressing it down as you go until you have the material glued all the way around the cardboard mouthpiece. See Picture D.

6. Cut another mouthpiece from pink or red felt for the mouth.

Cut it to fit over the cardboard mouthpiece and cover the edge just a little. Open up the mouth and glue it down.

Cut out a tongue piece and glue it inside the mouth.

To add other features stuff the sock puppet with scrap material to make the puppet firm. Glue on ears, eyes, teeth, and other features.

How to Print or Copy these instructions.

©2007, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

Bee Sock Puppet

This puppet looks complicated, but it was so easy to make. It is just a black sock cut open at the toe with a cardboard mouth glued into opening. The rest of the features were just glued on. It took less than twenty minutes to make and cost less than three dollars!

Bee Sock Puppet Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

One Black and One Yellow Sock (I found these for less than $2.00 at Wal-Mart)

Pink Craft Felt

Chenille Stems - Thin stems for the antennae and the plush ones for the arms and hands if you can find them. (I found some at Hobby Lobby)

While Plastic Grocery Bag

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun with Glue Sticks

Sharp Scissors

Oval Googly Wiggle Eyes

Cardboard from a Cereal Box or other similar cardboard

 

How to Make the Bee Sock Puppet

1. Follow the Easy to Make Sock Puppets directions above using a black sock. Instead of gluing the felt on after gluing the edges of the mouth on, I glued the felt to the cardboard mouth and then glued the edges of the sock over the felt.

2. Stuff the puppet with plastic grocery bags or anything you can find to make it plump. Cut 2" strips from the yellow sock and glue them around the bee puppet's body using a low temperature glue gun.

3. Poke a Chenille stem through the sock at the top of the head and bring it back up through the sock again centering the Chenille stem on the head. Wrap the ends of th Chenille stems around a pencil to make the loops.

4. Bend two more Chenille stems into arms shapes and glue them to the sides of the puppet.

5. To make the wings cut a rectangle shape from the plastic grocery bag. Scrunch the center of the rectangle together and tie it with a twister or string to secure. Cut both sides into wing shapes and glue it to the back of the bee.

6. To finish glue on googly eyes and remove the stuffing.

How to Print or Copy these instructions.

©2014, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

How to Make an Orange Sock Puppet Like Doug the Ford, Focus Spokespuppet

Doug sock puppet Ford focus spokespuppet www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Orange baseball sock (Buy from a sporting goods store), hot melt glue gun

Black and Orange Felt Squares

Cardboard from a cereal box or thicker card board

Chalk

Scissors and paper, pipe cleaners, black eyes or buttons

How to make the Orange Sock Puppet:

1. Follow the directions above to make the puppet.

2. To make the arms roll up a pieces of orange felt and glue them closed. Stick pipe cleaners inside the arms so they are bendable. Cut fingers at one end of the arms and glue the other end to the puppet.

3. Have fun with your new puppet and make your own videos.

 

Caterpillar Sock Puppet

Tomato Worm Sock Puppet Craft for Sunday School www.daniellesplace.com

Follow the directions above.

Cut eight or more one-inch pompoms into rectangle shapes.

Glue them to the body of the caterpillar. I used a brown Sharpie (permanent ink marker) to make the tips of the feet brown.

©2007, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

 

 

 

Turtle Sock Puppet

Turtle Puppet Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Turtle sock puppet made from a brown sock and brown craft foam.

The pattern for this craft is available to members on The Resource Room.

 

 

 

 

Love Bug Sock Puppet

Love Bug Valentine's Day Puppet www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

A man's large white sock

Pink and Black Craft foam

Pink and white pipe cleaners

Card stock

White material for the wings

 

How to make the Love Bug Sock Puppet:

1. A pattern for the eyes and legs are available to members only.

2. Use the Sock Puppet Directions above to make the mouth for this puppet.

3. Draw eyes on craft foam or card board, cut them out, and glue them to the head. Punch tiny holes above the eyes and insert the pipe cleaner through one hole and back up through the other hole. Fold the ends of the pipe cleaner up and bend them around a pencil. Glue hearts to the end of the pipe cleaner as shown in the picture.

4. To make the wings bend pipe cleaners so the ends meet and glue the ends together with hot melt glue. Spread the wing material out flat on a newspaper. Place glue all around the pipe cleaner wing shape and press the wing shape down on top of the material. Lift up the wing so it doesn't stick to the newspaper. When the glue is dry, cut around the edge of the wing. Glue the wings to the back of the puppet as shown in the picture.

5. Cut legs from black craft foam or black poster board. Glue the legs to the front of the bug puppet. Cut a tongue from pink craft foam and glue it inside the mouth.

How to Print or Copy these instructions

2008, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

How to Make Bent Spoon Puppets

Plastic Spoon Puppet Craft - Puppest made from Bent Plastic Spoons from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Plastic Spoons (The cheaper the Better)

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun or Two-sided tape, and Elmer's Tacky Glue

Utility Lighter with Long Handle

Chenille Stems (Pipe Cleaners)

Wiggle Eyes

Feather Boas

Pompoms

Craft Foam

 

How to Make the Bent Spoon Puppets

1. Hold a plastic spoon in your left hand (if you are right-handed) so that it is parallel to the table with the scooped side facing down.

2. Hold the lighter with your right hand underneath the spoon moving it back and forth across the middle of the scoop where you want it to bend. *Do not hold the lighter too close to the spoon because it could catch fire. You only want to heat it up. (This part of the craft is for adults only. Children should not use lighters.) When the spoon starts to melt and bend remove the lighter and bend the head of the spoon down so that it almost meets the handle. Hold it in place for about ten seconds until the plastic hardens.

3. Wrap Chenille Stems around the tops of the handles to make the arms.

4. Cut craft foam into mouth and ear shapes and glue them to the spoon with a low temperature glue gun.

5. Glue on wiggle eyes and a pompom for the nose.

2014, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

Cup Puppets and Cup Marionette Puppets on other Pages

Rabbit Marionette Puppet Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.com Penguin Marionette puppet for kids Bible person marionette craft for kids
Dancing Rabbit Marionette Dancing Penguin Marionette Dancing Bible Character Marionette
Lorax posable puppet Peek-a-boo Walrus Puppet fish puppet make from paper cups www.daniellesplace.com
Posable Lorax Cup Craft Peek-a-boo Walrus Puppet Fish Puppet Made from Paper Cups

Stick Puppets on Other Pages

owl stick puppets www.daniellesplace.com Free stick Bible stick puppet or paper doll craft for Sunday school www.daniellesplace.com leper stick puppet
Owl Stick Puppets Bible Character Stick Puppets Sad and Happy Leper Stick Puppet
Culture Stick Puppets whooping crane craft for kids www.daniellesplace.com Peter Stick Puppet Craft for Sunday School
Culture Kids Stick Puppets Whooping Crane Stick Puppet Bible Stick Puppet
Brush Your Teeth Puppet paper bird puppet craft for kids sunday school dove with olive leaf bible craft
Brush Your Teeth Talking Puppet Bird Stick Puppet Dove of Peace Stick Puppet

 

Paper Bag Puppets on Other Pages

Fruit of the Spirit Puppet Royal Raven Paper Bag Puppet Craft from www.daniellesplace.com Quail Paper Bag Craft from www.daniellesplace.com
Inchworm Paper Bag Puppet The Royal Raven Paper Bag Puppet Quail Paper Bag Puppet
sunday school Donkey Paper Bag Puppet bible craft Lion Paper Bag Craft from www.daniellesplace.com Lion Paper Bag Craft from www.daniellesplace.com
Donkey Paper Bag Puppet Lion Paper Bag Bible Craft for
Sunday School
Lion Paper Bag Bible Craft for
Sunday School
Bee Paper Bag Puppet Craft from www.daniellesplace.com    
Bee Paper Bag Puppet Craft    

 

Easy Camel Sock Puppet

Camel Puppet Craft from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Pair of men's socks (tan),

Low Temperature Glue Gun

Pink or Tan Felt Squares

tan fake fur, black and white fun foam, cardboard from a cereal box or thicker cardboard, chalk, scissors and paper, googly eyes, and fiberfill.

sock puppet diagramHow to make:

1. Cut one of the socks as shown in the diagram at the right. Cut along the upper toe seam line so that the lower jaw of the camel is much smaller than the upper jaw.

2. Print out the patterns (PDF Pattern) and cut out the mouth shape from cardboard. Fold the mouthpiece in half. Score the cardboard on the centerline and fold it in half.

3. Insert the folded cardboard mouthpiece into the sock so that the curved ends are facing the toe end of the sock. If it is too big, cut the piece smaller to fit so that it doesn't stretch the sock too much. Cut the mouthpiece smaller if it stretches the material too much.

4. Remove your hand and flatten out the sock so that the heal of the sock is on top. Cut away the extra sock material around the rounded parts of the cardboard mouthpiece 1/2" from the edge. See Picture B.

sock puppet diagram5. Fold open the toe end of the sock and the cardboard mouthpiece. The mouthpiece should be laying on top of the sock with the top toe end of the sock folded up. See Picture C. Place a drop of hot melt glue in the center of the lower edge of the mouthpiece. Shown in picture C with an X. Pull the edge of the sock material over the edge of the cardboard piece and press it in place being careful not to burn yourself. See Picture D. Place another dot of glue on the top edge of the mouthpiece and pull the edge of the sock over the mouthpiece and press down. Place glue all the way around the edge of the mouthpiece a little bit at a time pulling the sock material over the mouthpiece of pressing it down as you go.

camel sock puppet6. Cut another mouthpiece from pink or red felt for the mouth. Cut it to fit over the cardboard mouthpiece and cover the edge just a little. Glue it down. Cut out a tongue piece and glue it inside the mouth. You may also want to add teeth cut from white fun foam.

7. To add other features stuff the sock puppet with scrap material to make the puppet firm. Cut ears from tan felt. Cut the eyes from white fun foam and draw in the iris using a black permanent marker. Cut the eyelashes from black fun foam. Cut little slits for the lashes and then pull ever other lash out so that the lashes are more separated. Glue on the eyes, eyelashes and ears.

8. Use a black permanent marker to draw on the nose.

9. Cut the toe off the end of the other sock and stuff with fiberfill stuffing. Glue it onto the back of the camel.

10. Cut out some tan hear and glue it around the front of the ears back to the hump.

11. To make the legs, cut pieces of tan felt 6" x 4" and roll up the pieces and glue along the edge. To make the hooves, cut pieces of black fun foam 1" x 4.5". Roll the pieces around the bottom of the legs and glue on.

How to Print or Copy these instructions.

2008, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

Felted Lion Finger Puppet

Felted Lion Finger Puppet

This lion finger puppet was made from wool roving (unspun wool) using wet felting and needle felting techniques. Wool is wound into ball and tube shapes and then poked repeatedly with a felting needle to condense the wool and sculpt it into the desired shape.

You can find directions for this craft and more on the Yarn and Wool Craft Page.

2008, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

Goose Sock Puppet for Kids or Duck Sock Puppet

 Sock Puppet - goosesock puppet - diagramWhat you will need: White athletic sock, orange, black and white fun foam, glue gun, and a black permanent marker.

How to make:

1. Print out the goose beak, wing and feet patterns, and cut them out. (Top Beak Pattern (PDF Pattern), Wing and Feet Pattern (PDF Pattern), and Inside Beak Pattern (PDF Pattern)

2. Glue the top beak together at the sides and flatten as much as possible.

3. Cut the toe off the sock about three inches from the middle of the heal. The heal of the sock is the head of the puppet. Mark the center of the cut off side of the sock with the heal of the sock facing up and flattened as shown in the diagram to the right. Also mark the side and bottom center. With the seam side of the top beak facing up, place the beak on the top of the sock (Heal side) as shown in the diagram. Glue the center of the beak at edge to the center of the sock cut edge with a glue gun. Let it set. Next, glue to the sides of the center stretching the end of the sock so that the side marks you placed on the sock match the sides of the beak. Turn the sock over and glue the bottom beak on the same way.

4. To glue on the inside of the beak, start by folding the beak in half and gluing the folded part to the inside edges of the top beak. Then glue the tip of the beak to the inside of the beak. And then work down the sides of the beak. You can trim the beak when you are done. Do the same thing to the bottom of the beak.

5. Glue on the wings and feet. To finish, draw some eyes with a permanent marker on some white fun foam. Cut them out and glue them to the face.

How to Print or Copy these instructions.

©2008, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

 

Ferret Puppet

Ferret Puppet Craft from www.daniellesplace.com(Designed by Danielle Warvel)

What you will need:

Canvas Hand Puppet

Pink and black acrylic paint

Card board from a box

Craft Foam

Wiggle Eyes

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

 

 

How to Make a Canvas Puppet:

1. Prepare the puppet as directed above.

2. Print out the feet and ear Patterns (PDF Pattern) and put them out. Use them to trace onto white fun foam and cut them out.

3. Glue the fun foam feet and ears to the canvas puppet and then paint the inside of the ears pink. Add a pink nose and pink tongue.

4. Glue on some googly eyes and paint on some fur with black paint or a black marker.

How to Print or Copy these instructions.

©2007, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

Larry the Lizard Puppet

(Designed by Amanda Frizzell)

puppet - lizardWhat you will need:

Canvas Hand Puppet

Green and pink acrylic paint

Card board from a box

Red and white fun foam

Wiggle Eyes

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

 

How to make:

1. Prepare the puppet as directed above.

2Puppet lizard. Paint the puppet green and the mouth pink and let dry.

3. Cut out eyes, legs, and a tail shape from white fun foam and glue them to the puppet. Paint the legs and tail green.

4. Cut a tongue shape from red fun foam and glue in the mouth. Glue some googly eyes onto the eye shapes.

How to Print or Copy these instructions.

©2007, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

Canvas Dog Puppet Craft for Kids

Dog Puppet Craft from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Canvas Hand Puppet

Green and pink acrylic paint

Card board from a box

Red and white fun foam

Wiggle Eyes

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

 

How to make:

1. Cut out nose shapes from black felt, ear shapes from different colors of felt, and tongue shapes from pink felt. Color the inside of the mouth pink with a marker or crayon, glue on the nose, ears, and eyes. (You may want to do this with a hot melt glue gun.) Then color the puppet with markers. You can also add spots, whiskers, etc.

How to Print or Copy these instructions.

©2008, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

Moose Puppet made from a Paper Cup and Brown Lunch Bag

Moose Puppet Craft from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Brown lunch bag

9 oz. paper cup

tan card stock

Wiggle Eyes

glue, brown paint, and scissor

 

How to make:

1. Paint the outside of the paper cup brown. While it is drying cut out two ear shapes and legs from card stock (thick paper) and paint them brown also.

2. Trace your hands onto card stock and cut them out to make antlers. Fold the tips of the ears and glue the folded edge onto the inside rim of the glass. Do the same thing for the antlers.

3. Open up a paper bag and place your hand inside. Squeeze the bottom of the paper bag into the paper cup, flattening it out inside the cup as much as possible. Remove the bag and place glue all around the inside of the paper cup. Put the bag back into the cup and press it around the sides. When it is dry paint the bag to match the face. To finish, glue on the arms, legs, and eyes.

How to Print or Copy these instructions.

©2007, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

Jack and Jill Paper Bag Black Bird Puppets

blackbird puppet www.daniellesplace.comThese puppets can also be used as raven puppets for the story of the ravens feeding Elijah. They would make a great craft to go along with the lesson.

What you will need: Lunch bag, black acrylic paint, paper, tape or glue, yellow and black construction paper, and red ribbon.

How to make:

1. Paint your bag black with acrylic paint and let it dry.

2. Print out the body patterns (PDF Pattern) and cut them out. Cut the wings and hair from black construction paper. Cut the beak and legs from yellow construction paper.

3. Glue the eyes and the beak onto the bottom of the bag as shown. Glue or tape the hair onto the back of the bag for the Jill puppet. Tie a piece of red ribbon into a bow and glue it onto the hair.

4. Glue or tape the wings onto the sides of the bags and glue the legs to the top of the bag as shown.

5. Use your puppets to act out the rhyme below.

Two Little Blackbirds

Two little blackbirds
Sitting on a hill.
One named Jack
One named Jill
Fly away, Jack
Fly away, Jill
Come back, Jack
Come back, Jill

 

How to Print or Copy these instructions.

©2003, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

Puppet Crafts on Other Pages

 

Paper Bag Cow Puppet from www.danielllesplace.com Dog Papper Bag Craft from www.daniellesplace.com
Paper Bag Cow Puppet

See the Cow Crafts Page for a pattern and directions to a cute Cow Puppet.

©2004, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

Paper Bag Dog Puppet Craft for Kids

Children cut out the patterns, color them, and glue them to a brown paper bag.

The patterns for this craft is available to member's only.

©2004, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

 

Animal Hand Puppet Craft

Bear paper hand puppet

Frog paper hand puppetWhat you will need: Construction paper, scissors, glue,

How to make:

1. Print out the patterns and cut from construction paper. frog body (PDF Pattern), frog legs (PDF Pattern), bear body (PDF Pattern), bear parts (PDF Pattern).

2. To make the body, fold each end of a piece of construction paper 3 1/2"  towards the center.  You should have a 5" x 9" folded piece of paper.  Use the appropriate pattern and cut away the extra paper.  Glue the top and where the paper overlaps together so that it forms an envelope that a child's hand can fit in.

3. Glue on the eye, hands, ears, etc.

How to Print or Copy these instructions.

©2004, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

Pig and Spider Hand Puppet Craft

Spider paper hand puppet1. Follow directions above.

2. Print out the patterns, pig parts (PDF Pattern), spider parts (PDF Pattern), and use the body pattern (PDF Pattern) for the spider and pig bodies.  This is the same  pattern used for the bear.

How to Print or Copy these instructions.

©2004, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

Shepherd Puppets

Stick puppets - ShepherdsWhat you will need: Paint stick or other stick, scrap material, 1 1/4" Styrofoam ball, wiggly eyes, stick, fake hair, skin color paint, and a Low Temp Mini Glue Gun.

How to make:

1. To make the head cut the Styrofoam ball in half with a knife.  Paint the ball with skin color paint and let dry. When the paint is dry glue the balls onto the top of a paint stick, back to back.  Glue on some hair.  Don't worry about the back of the head because it will be covered with material.

2. Cut a piece of material 6 1/2" x 10" to make the shepherd's robe.  Use a needle and thread to sew a straight stitch across edge of one of the 10" sides. Pull the thread to gather the material just so it will fit around the paint stick.  Glue the gathered material onto the paint stick just below the head with hot melt glue. Glue the robe closed in front.

3. To make the arms cut a piece of material 7" x 7" the same color as the robe.  Roll up the  material  and glue the roll closed down the length of the roll. Fold the roll in half to find the center. Glue the roll at the center point onto the back of the craft stick just below the head.  Bring both ends of the roll around to the front to form the arms. (See the picture above).  Glue the arms in place. If you would like the shepherd to be holding a staff, glue a stick to the arms as pictured.

4. To make the head covering cut a piece of material 7" x 7" and glue it onto the head. Cut another piece of material to as a headband around the shepherd's forehead over the head covering.

5. Glue on some eyes to finish.

How to Print or Copy these instructions.

©2007, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

No-Sew Benjamin Franklin Paint Stick Puppet

Benjamin Franklin Puppet Craft from www.daniellesplace.comThis type of puppet is fairly easy to make but does take some practice. The Styrofoam ball head is attached to a paint stick. The clothes and tricorn hat are made from felt.

You will find direction to this puppet and other crafts about Benjamin Franklin on the Benjamin Franklin Craft Page.

How to Print or Copy these instructions.

 

©2004, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

 

 

No-Sew Betsy Ross Paint Stick Puppet

Stick Puppet Betsy Ross PuppetThis type of puppet is fairly easy to make but does take some practice. The Styrofoam ball head is attached to a paint stick. The clothes are made from felt.

What you will need:

Head: 2 1/2" Styrofoam ball, paint stir stick (You can get them free when you buy a gallon of paint or you can buy them very cheap from a paint store.), flesh colored acrylic paint, marker, googly eyes, and brown yarn or doll's hair. (Optional - I used fast drying clay to make a nose),

Bonnet: White muslin and 1/8" blue ribbon.

Body: Flesh colored felt, blue felt, 1 yard of 1" eyelet lace, 1/4 blue ribbon, and two wooden craft spoons for the hands.

Flag: color printer, white muslin or cotton material, and iron-on transfer.

How to Make the Head

1. Press one end of the paint stick into Styrofoam ball, pull it back out, and put some glue on the end of the stick. Push the head back in and let it dry. This will keep the head from falling off.

How to Make the Dress

1. Glue some flesh colored felt around the neck area of the puppet.

Stick Puppet Betsy Ross Puppet2. Print out the bodice and arm pattern (PDF Pattern) and cut the bodice from light blue felt. Glue the bodice around the paint stick below the head leaving a V-shape in front.

3. Cut a 7" by 9" rectangle from the same blue felt. Sew a straight stitch along the top of the skirt (the 9" side) and pull the tread tight to gather the material. Glue the skirt at the bottom of the bodice. Glue a 1/4" ribbon around the gathers at the waist. If you are using a thin material use a longer piece.

Stick Puppet - Betsy RossBesty Ross Puppet4. To make the sleeves use the arm pattern (PDF Pattern) to cut two pieces of material from the blue felt. Roll up the pieces to make two wedge shapes as shown in the picture to the left. Glue some eyelet inside the wider end. Glue the sleeves right underneath the neck. To make hands draw fingers on the wide end of the wooden craft spoons. Place some glue on the thinner end and glue them to the inside of the sleeves.

Stick Puppet - Bets5. Glue some eyelet lace around the neckline. Start at the waist. Fold under part of t2. Add a nose - Make a small raindrop shape out of fast drying clay, flatten out one side, put a little glue on the flat side and press it onto the head. Use an eraser or something else to smooth out the nose. Poke two holes in the bottom of the nose to make nose holes. You can even add ears or other face features in the same way if you would like.

3. Paint the whole ball flesh color. You will need a lot of paint. Use a hair dryer to speed up drying. You may need at least three coats of paint. When the face is dry glue on yarn for hair or use doll's hair.

Stick Puppet Betsy Ross BonnettHow to Make the Bonnet:

1. Cut a six-inch circle from white muslin. I didn't worry about the raw edges, but if you want to hem the edges make the circle one inch bigger. To gather the material into a hat shape, sew a straight stitch all around the circle about 3/4" in from the edge. Gather the material into a smaller circle to fit the head by pulling the thread and bunching up the material so that it just fit the head. Tie the two ends together. Glue it to the head. Glue a tiny blue ribbon around the stitches and tie it in a bow in the front.

Stick PuppetBetsy Ross PuppetHow to Make the Body

he lace to make it pointy at the waistline and glue it up and around the back of the neck. Bring it over the other shoulder and stuff the end behind the lace you already glued on.

6. To make the flag print out the Flag Pattern (Small Pattern (PDF Pattern) or Large Pattern (PDF Pattern) onto T-shirt transfer material. (Follow the directions for your printer.) Cut it out and iron it to a white piece of material. Cut out the transferred pattern and sew a hem around the edge. Glue the flag to Betsy's hand.

How to Print or Copy these instructions.

©2009, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

Puppet Crafts on The Resource Room

Sunshine Through Bible Puppet Craft for Sunday SchoolFoot puppetYou can find more puppet crafts on The Resource Room. The Resource Room is designed specifically for Sunday School teachers and Christian home school parents. We have Bible lessons for preschool and primary age children.  Each lesson comes with activity and craft ideas to reinforce the lesson.

This foot puppet was designed to teach children that they are important. God made each of us just the way he wanted us to be. We all are important to God. We all belong to the Body of Christ.

Sock Puppet TurtleBird Hand PuppetTimothy Turtle can help you tell children the story of Moses and how God was with him and promised to never leave him. He is a sock puppet with a fun foam shell and feet.

Bird Hand Puppet - The patterns and directions for this puppet can be found on The Resource Room in the Elijah Lesson.

©2003, Digital by Design, Inc - See Copyright Information

 

Good Books About How to Make Puppets

     
       

 

Affiliate Disclaimer

Excellerations New Products

The Resource Room - Hundreds of Bible Lessons, Bible Crafts, and Bible Games on www.daniellesplace.com

Sunday School Crafts

ABC, I Believe Bible Lessons from www.daniellesplace.com

Free Shipping on Crafts, Sports, PE, and more.

abc I believe lessons -  christian homeschool study from www.daniellesplace.com

 

Christian Puppet
Skits For Sunday School and
Children's Church

Sock Puppet Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Go to Puppet Skits Page

 

Puppet Theater

GuideCraft Royal Tabletop Puppet Theater

 

Puppet Theater with clock

ALEX® Toys - Pretend & Play Floor Standing
Puppet Theater W/ Clock 23K

 

Puppet Theater with Markerboard

 

Wood Designs WD21651 Deluxe Puppet
Theater with Markerboard

 

Puppet Theater with Chalkboard

Wood Designs WD21650 Deluxe Puppet
Theater with Chalkboard

 

 

Learning Fun with Crafts
and Activities

Crafts for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com

 

Crafts for Kids

 

Bible Crafts For Sunday School
and Home School

Bible Crafts for Sunday School

 

Lion Bible Craft for Sunday School lesson Daniel inthe Lion's Dan

Free Scaredy Cat
Daniel in the Lion's Den

 

Watchdog Bible Activity Sheet for Sunday School

Free Watchdogs
Sunday School Lesson

 

Free Sunday School Bible Lesson - God Knows Me - Psalm 139

Free "God Knows Me" Psalm 139
Free Bible Lesson

 

Free Bible Lesson for Sunday School - Psalm 23

Free The Lost Sheep
Sunday School Lesson

 

The Ten Lepers Bible Puppet Craft for Sunday School

Free
Don't Forget to Say Thank You
The Story of the Ten Lepers

 

Free Elijah and the Ravens Bible Lesson for Sunday School
Free Elijah and the Ravens
Sunday School Lesson

 

Bug Buddies Study Christian Home School Lessons

Bug Buddies Study for Home School

 

Printable Postcards for Sunday School

 

Making Learning Fun through Crafts and Activities

 

Christian Wallpaper for your computer

Christian Wallpaper for your Computer Desktop


Christian Puppet
Skits For Sunday School and
Children's Church

Sock Puppet Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Go to Puppet Skits Page

 

ABC I Believe Christian Home School Lessons

ABC, I Believe Lessons

Twenty-six Bible Lessons for Home School, Each
Based on a Different Animal

 

Learning Fun with Crafts
and Activities

Crafts for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com

 

Crafts for Kids

 

Bible Crafts For Sunday School
and Home School

Bible Crafts for Sunday School

 

Lion Bible Craft for Sunday School lesson Daniel inthe Lion's Dan

Free Scaredy Cat
Daniel in the Lion's Den

 

Watchdog Bible Activity Sheet for Sunday School

Free Watchdogs
Sunday School Lesson

 

Free Sunday School Bible Lesson - God Knows Me - Psalm 139

Free
"God Knows Me" Psalm 139
Free Bible Lesson

 

Free Bible Lesson for Sunday School - Psalm 23

Free The Lost Sheep
Sunday School Lesson

 

The Ten Lepers Bible Puppet Craft for Sunday School

Free
Don't Forget to Say Thank You
The Story of the Ten Lepers

 

Free Elijah and the Ravens Bible Lesson for Sunday School
Free Elijah and the Ravens
Sunday School Lesson

 

Bug Buddies Study Christian Home School Lessons

Bug Buddies Study for Home School

 

Printable Postcards for Sunday School

 

Making Learning Fun through Crafts and Activities

 

Christian Wallpaper for your computer

Christian Wallpaper
for your Computer Desktop


Christian Puppet
Skits For Sunday School and
Children's Church

Sock Puppet Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Go to Puppet Skits Page

 

ABC I Believe Christian Home School Lessons

ABC, I Believe Lessons

Twenty-six Bible Lessons
for Home School, Each
Based on a Different Animal

 

Learning Fun with Crafts
and Activities

Crafts for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com

 

Crafts for Kids

 

Bible Crafts For Sunday School
and Home School

Bible Crafts for Sunday School

 

Lion Bible Craft for Sunday School lesson Daniel inthe Lion's Dan

Free Scaredy Cat
Daniel in the Lion's Den