Kids love making these simple puppets created using a few basic craft supplies.
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Some of the best toys are the toys that children make themselves! I love the creativity that children display when you offer them this simple stick puppet craft idea.
This activity is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, but it is something that older children can also enjoy.
Easy Stick Puppets Tutorial
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These are super easy to make! Here are the materials you need:
Puppet Making Materials
- Craft sticks
- Construction Paper
- Scissors – pre cut shapes for toddlers who are too young for cutting out shapes themselves.
They cut paper into shapes (fancy scissors makes it more “special”), drew faces, and taped them to craft sticks.
Some children can do this craft entirely on their own, but there is nothing wrong with helping a child so that they can complete this craft!
Besides being a quick and easy kid craft, These puppets are a great way for kids to explore emotions! You can have children make puppets featuring different feelings, like we did for our pumpkin chains.
Learning With Puppets
Puppets are amazing tools for teaching storytelling. Storytelling develops basic language. It is also a crucial tool for developing empathy. Children also develop important fine motor skills as they cut and decorate their puppets.
More Fun Puppet Ideas for Kids
Here are a few other puppet crafts we have made over the years.
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