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Make Bag Puppets

Animal Bag Puppets

 

Make an Owl Puppet   I don't have a pattern but these were easy to put together - construction paper triangles and circles for the face, button or circles for eyes, furry felt bellies and pipe  cleaner feet, and fall leaves for wings. There is no pattern for this puppet, but it consists mainly of triangles, an oval, feet, and leaves. You can use real leaves or construction paper leaves using a pattern such as this one from craftjr.com. This puppet is from Amy Glassenberg's blog. 

 

 

Owl and Turtle Puppets  These cute puppets are from Origami n' Stuff 4 Kids. Scroll down on page

 

Elephant Puppet from gwsjoeys.org.au

 

Hippo Puppet from gwsjoeys.org.au

 

 

Make a Cow Puppet This is from dltk-kids.com

 

Bear Puppet  This is from dltk-kids.com

 

Spring Animal Puppets  by Catherine Romano. These are cute puppets for kids to make. Use colored bags for bright colored puppets.


Make a Polar Bear Puppet Learn about the polar bear and make a polar bear puppet. Made by Susan Teel

 

Animal Puppets to Make Make an elephant, cat, monkey, and a bunny puppet (and more). Instructions and patterns to download at sunniebunniezz.com

 

Frog Bag Puppet and eight other animal puppets from abcteach.com. Scroll down

 

Spider Bag Puppet from abcteach.com

 

Make Paper Bag Puppets Several animal bag puppet ideas at this site. (no patterns)From zoomwhales.com


Paper Bag Puppets from DLTK 24 different paper bag puppets at this site. Most are animals and are printable in color or black and white

 

Dog, Pig, and Lion Bag Puppets These cute puppets are from marthastewart.com with printable parts

 

Dog Puppet There are also several other animal puppets here including a goat, beaver, horse, and duck. These are  from freekidscrafts.com

 

Boomer Bear Puppet from Janice's Daycare

 

Bunny Puppet  from haynesmarionettes.com

 

Pretty Peacock Puppet This cute puppet is from Pacon

 

Bird Paper Bag Puppet These are really cute. We did these with kids when we were on a mission trip. I glued the feathers on ahead of time after realizing that the feathers fly all over the place and would be hard to clean up. These are from pacon.com

 

Little Red Hen, Cat, Dog, and Mouse Bag Puppets This pattern is from haynesmarionettes.com

 

Beaver Paper Bag Puppet This is from freekidscrafts.com

 

Panda Puppet from Pacon

 

Moose Paper Bag Puppet This is from freekidscrafts.com

 

Butterfly Bag Puppet  This is a cute butterfly puppet from abcteach.com

 

Butterfly Puppet Bags More cute butterfly puppets from Crayola (no pattern) These are really cute and kids can be quite creative with these

 

Lamb Bag Puppet This is from freekidscrafts.com
 

 

Other Bag Puppets

 

Boy Puppet    Girl Puppet   Add arms and clothes to these puppets if you wish. Also print in black and white for children to color. Boy (bw)  Girl (bw)These same puppets with Pilgrim hats are here.  ©Audrey Smith 2012

 

Scarecrow Puppet Children can color the scarecrow.

These are ©Audrey Smith 2012

 

 

Super Tooth Puppet Scroll down to Super Tooth Puppet. Use this bag puppet when teaching dental health.

heart bag puppet

 

Make a Heart Puppet Audrey Smith 2012

 

Snowman Paper Bag Puppet This puppet is from pacon.com. You could use this puppet to teach shapes since it uses rectangles, squares, circles and triangles for the parts.

 

Paper Bag Puppets Imagination is the keyword! Puppets can be anything: people, animals, or made-up creatures.These are from Silicon Valley Art Museum
 

 

 

Make Sock Puppets

 

Make a Cute Giraffe sock Puppet This is from craftyjr.com

 

A Turtle Sock Puppet The directions aren't real clear, but you can see from the picture what to do. A pattern is available here. Print and enlarge.

 

Sock Puppet Ideas  Some cute sock puppet ideas here. These are from daniellesplace.com

 

How to Make a Sock Puppet  These are really cute sock puppets and are easy to make. They use ping pong balls for eyes

 

Dragon Sock Puppet from Fiskars

 

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Make Hand Puppets

 

 

Homemade Hand Puppets A clever way to make hand puppets from krokatak

 

Pattern for a Simple Hand Puppet Make this puppet out of felt or fun foam. This is from eduplace.com 

 

Bunny and Chick Hand Puppets from funroom.com

 

Ladybug, Dragonfly, or Bumblebee Puppet These cute puppet patterns are from JoAnn.com. They are made from Fun Foam

 

 

 

 

Make Stick Puppets

 

Bunny and Chick Stick Puppet from firstpalette.com

 

Leaf Stick Puppet This would be a cute fall project when the leaves are turning. This is from freekidscrafts.com

 

Puppets on a Stick This idea is from montessoribyhand.blogspot.com

 

Chicken Little Puppets from Accu Cut. If you don't have the die cut shapes, find pictures on the internet to use. Print on card stock

 

Gingerbread Man Puppet from Accu Cut

 

Chinese Dragon Puppet  This is an easy version

 

How To Make a Chinese Dragon Puppet (video) A little more difficult version. If students are making this, I would use tacky glue instead of a hot glue gun

 

 


 

Make Finger Puppets

 

Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets These are really cute and are from crafty.com.  You just need pipe cleaners, various size pompons, wiggle eyes, and a glue gun

 

Butterfly Finger Puppets These pretty finger puppets are easy to make and each one will be colorful and different. These are from Crayola

 

Finger Puppets from Enchanted Learning

 

Cute Animal Finger Puppets This is a Japanese site and may need translation. Click on the first pdf links under the second row of pictures for patterns and the pdf files below those for diagrams and folding instructions. The pattern will probably have to be enlarged after printing These look like they would have to be made by an adult

 

Elephant Finger Puppet from Crayola

 

 

Make Marionettes

 

Make a Bird Marionette This is from makingfriends.com

 

Puppy Marionette from familycorner.com

 

 

 

Make Shadow Puppets

 

 

Hand Shadow Puppets (free downloadable book) If you've ever wondered how to make some shadow figures on a movie screen or wall, this book is for you. It has drawings of the hand positions for different animals and people. This is from gutenburg.org

 

Other Puppets, or Sites with Several Kinds of Puppets to Make

 

Spoon Puppets This is an easy way to make a puppet from craftsforkids.com

 

Make a Rod Puppet

 

A "How To" Kit for Puppet Making This pdf file from nwt.literacy.ca has instructions for making basic hand puppets, sock puppets, stick puppets, paper bag puppets, and finger puppets

 

Puppets and Marionettes A variety of ideas for puppets at EnchantedLearning.com

 

 

 

Puppet Patterns to Sew (these are not free)

 

Bible Puppet Dot Com  Purchase an inexpensive puppet pattern and ebook here. A variety of puppets can be made from one pattern. Click download for information about purchasing a pattern

 

 

Puppet Scripts

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Not all of the scripts on these sites may be suitable for your church or ministry. I do not have time to read all scripts all the way through. Please read scripts carefully.

 

Bible Based Scripts

 

Noah's Story by Ray Bradley

 

Noah and the Ark by Luanne Payne on christiancrafters.com

 

Free Puppet Scripts Search by word or phrase. This is from puppetresources.com

 

Puppet Scripts from eliab.com 

 

Puppet Resources  Puppet Scripts by category at puppetresources.com

 

Free Puppet Scripts from CCES (on the right)

 

 

Secular Scripts

 

Stone Soup from PBS

 

Zoom Playhouse A large collection of scripts. Some could be used with puppets from pbs.org

 

Readers Theater Scripts from aaronshep.org

 

Puppet Scripts from Legends and Lore

 

 

Puppet Stage Links

PVC Puppet Stage Detailed directions for making a puppet stage that can be transported. This is from douglebetter.org

How To Build a Collapsible PVC Puppet Stage from childrensministry.org

A Doorway Puppet Stage This is an easy way to make a stage for classroom use and small puppets. It can be put up and taken down easily. Simply put an adjustable shower curtain or tension rod across a doorway. Tighten, and hang a sheet or dark material over the rod.

 

A Tablecloth Puppet Stage - We went on a Mission Trip this past summer and used sock puppets and a plastic tablecloth for a stage. Two people held the cloth as there was no place to tie it. We did put eyelets around the out side edges just in case we could tie it to something. We also carried some thin rope to use if needed. It worked well and was easy to carry


Other Puppet Resources 

20 Ways to use a Puppet Some excellent ideas for using puppets in a variety of ways. These ideas are from eliab.org

 

Puppet Resource Center A great site with a variety of ideas on making and using puppets. This is from legendsandlore.com

 

Puppets Help Teach A Memory Verse Twenty ways a puppet can help teach a memory verse

 

 

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