Puppets! Goodness, I had forgotten about puppets! With our most recent quiet bin (the puppet making one below) I have been reminded of the important role puppets can play in children’s play.
Letting little ones create their own characters is a fabulous means to helping them immerse themselves in the beautiful land of make believe. Here are some of the very simple puppets that might just make an appearance in our home shortly … and perhaps yours too?
A puppet making quiet bin is a fabulous idea for helping little ones engage in imaginative play. (As are quiet bins in general, of course.)
3 Little Robins – Make robin puppets, and their nest, with the kids. Great for when the children are learning about birds.
Itsy Bitsy Spider Finger Puppet from LalyMom – The kids will have such fun turning their hands into spiders from the nursery rhyme!
Photo Finger Puppets from Still Playing School – What an amazing idea! Add the kids’ faces to finger puppets and see what fun stories they tell.
Paper Bag Puppet Art Invitation from Fantastic Fun and Learning – Little artists will enjoy this simple invitation to create. Once the puppets are dry, it’ll be time for a show!
DIY Shadow Puppets from NurtureStore – Help the kids make simple shadow puppets to use as they’re making up and retelling stories. So simple, with lots of open-ended play opportunities!
Finger Leg Puppets from Picklebums – Let the kids bring their creativity to the forefront and design their own finger puppets! Their fingers can be the legs or arms of any creation they make.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Puppet from Twodaloo – Create a puppet based on the beloved children’s book. Let the kids explore the alphabet and retell the story (or make up their own).
DIY Puppet Theater from Crafting Connections – Turn a large piece of cardboard into a puppet theater. Then create your own puppets using wooden spoons.
Chick Finger Puppets from I Heart Crafty Things – Paper and feathers are all you really need to make these darling finger puppets.
Paper Bag Puppets from Kids Activities Blog – Do you remember making this classic puppet craft as a kid? Children today will have just as much fun creating and playing with them.
Spider Stick Puppets from The Craft Train – Turn cardboard tubes into spider puppets with a few simple materials.
Envelope Puppet Craft from B-Inspired Mama – Turn office and craft supplies into hand puppets with the kids. Then sit back and watch the show!
Wooden Spoon Bee Craft from Easy Peasy and Fun – Read a delightful children’s book, then make a wooden spoon puppet to represent the main character.
Yoda Puppet from Coffee Cups and Crayons – These super simple Yoda puppet would be perfect for any little Jedis in your life.
Superhero Puppets from Messy Little Monster – These popsicle stick puppets look so simple to make, and the kids will have fun making up stories about their favorite heroes.
Butterfly Hand Puppets from Childhood 101 – What a clever way to turn your hand into a butterfly! Love the materials they used for this puppet.
Lion and Lamb Paper Plate Puppets from Sunshine Whispers – Turn paper plate crafts into puppets using large craft sticks. Then watch how the kids use them!
Finger Puppet Monsters from Left Brain Craft Brain – These fuzzy little monsters are fun to make and silly to play with!
Five Little Ducks Finger Puppets from Danya Banya – Great way to reuse old kitchen gloves for fun with the kids. These finger puppets are perfect for the traditional finger play, but kids can make up their own duck stories too.
Sock Puppets from Teach Mama – Children who have some knowledge of sewing will certainly enjoy this classic puppet craft.
There you have them – oodles of puppets to help get your little ones firmly into the land of make believe. Which is such a beautiful place for them to be.
I hope you are having a lovely week friends. Thank you very much for reading.