Puppets

Puppets allow children to develop creativity to two ways, firstly in the making and then in the playing and story telling. We have ideas for making finger puppets, glove puppets and many more puppets with the kids to explore...

We also have a huge collection of wooden spoon crafts - which also make excellent puppets!

Chinese Dragon Puppet

Chinese Dragon Puppet

We've used a beautiful gold ribbon to give our Chinese Dragon Puppet a "scaly" effect, along with bright pink, orange and red craft foam. I think you will agree it looks spectacular!

Chinese Lion Puppet

Chinese Lion Puppet

With its concertina body, the kids can make this Chinese lion puppet dance up and down just like it's doing a real Lion Dance.

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Cow Finger Puppet

Cow Finger Puppet

Our cute little cow finger puppet is a perfect craft for kids who are just learning to sew. It also makes a really nice gift for an older sibling to give to a younger sibling. And of course, once you've made the craft, you can play with it!

Crocodile Puppet

Crocodile Puppet

Here's a fearsome crocodile puppet for the kids to make and play with. It looks great but is simple and quick to make.

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Frog finger puppet

Frog Finger Puppet Craft

Kids can make this fun finger puppet with some scraps of green foam and our printable template. Cut the shapes out in advance for younger children.

Ghost Glove Puppet

Ghost Glove Puppet

Here is an easy Halloween craft for kids, which all ages will enjoy.

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Groundhog Day Finger Puppet

Groundhog Day Finger Puppet

Isn't this Groundhog cute? Quickly made using our template and craft foam, your kids will be delighted with this little fellow!

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Groundhog Day Pop-up Puppet

Groundhog Day Pop-up Puppet

Make this Groundhog Day popup puppet and your Groundhog will be popping out of his burrow to check the weather!

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Horse Finger Puppet

Horse Finger Puppet

This lovely horse finger puppet is a good craft for older children as it requires some sewing skills and the parts are reasonably small. The finished puppet is lovely!

Loo Roll Snake Puppet

Loo Roll Snake Puppet

Painting, cutting, sticking and threading make this simple loo roll snake puppet craft activity perfect for younger children for Year of the Snake or a snake or reptile theme. Scroll down for instructions.

Pancake Finger Puppets

Pancake Finger Puppets

Here is an original idea for Pancake Day - make some pancake finger puppets with your children! Perhaps the kids could make a few and put on a special Pancake Day puppet show!

Rat Craft

Rat Craft

This cute rat is a perfect craft for a rat theme, or for those born in (or welcoming in) the Chinese Year of the Rat!

Snake Hand Puppet

Snake Hand Puppet

Put an old sock to good use with this fun snake hand puppet craft for kids - why not make a whole family of snakes!

Soccer Player Finger Puppets

Soccer Player Finger Puppets

Print, colour and cut out these fun soccer player finger puppets and have your own match! They can provide football fun for kids during the World Cup, or the children could make a set for Dad on Father's Day!

Sock Puppet Dragon Craft

Sock Puppet Dragon Craft

A gorgeous craft for St George's Day, St David's Day, the Year of the Dragon, a fairy tale theme, or just for fun!

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Tiger Wooden Spoon Craft

Tiger Wooden Spoon Craft

Make our tiger wooden spoon craft for Chinese New Year, when you need a tiger puppet, perhaps for an Indian theme - or just for fun!

Wooden spoon tiger

Wooden Spoon Ballerina

Wooden Spoon Ballerina

Isn't our wooden spoon ballerina just lovely? She could be a prima ballerina, or you could make a whole corps and put on your own puppet ballet!

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Wooden Spoon Cow

Wooden Spoon Cow

Our wooden spoon crafts are so much fun to do and look fabulous, and this wooden spoon cow is no exception.

Wooden Spoon Native American Puppet

Wooden Spoon Native American Puppet

Kids will be thrilled with this Native American puppet made out of a wooden spoon and craft cupboard supplies - perfect for Thanksgiving or any time the children feel like putting on a puppet show!

Wooden Spoon Wolf Puppet

Wooden Spoon Wolf Puppet

Just one of many wooden spoon puppets at Activity Village, this wolf puppet is a perfect activity to accompany a number of fairy tales or fables such as Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

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