Not yet registered? Create a OverBlog!

Create my blog

How to make puppets?

Kids often find summer vacations long and boring when they fall short of ideas to make their days fun-filled and interesting. So, try putting on a puppet show of your own with some hand-made puppets. This article contains some ideas for making different kinds of puppets.

Material required

As such puppets do not involve too much of expensive material, you can make as many of them as you like. Apart from sock puppets, you can use plastic glass, spoons, card-board, and other such materials to try out different varieties and put up your own puppet show.
Large range of materials used
Puppets can be made out of different kinds of materials, depending upon the type of puppet you want to create. This includes finger puppets, cardboard puppets, glove puppets, cone puppets, spoon puppets, sock puppets , paper puppets, bear puppets and many more. The more your imagination flies, the more materials you can use to make different puppets. In this article, we try out sock puppets as they are easy to handle and fun to imitate. For a sock puppet, you would require a pair of socks, some colours, scissors, glue, and something in the form of small rounds for eyes and nose
(e.g. buttons).

Steps to follow while making the puppet

· The first thing you need for a sock puppet is a pair of old socks. Since we would be doing some cutting and altering with the socks, it’s better to find an old pair rather than wasting a new one. A colourful pair would be a better choice to make the puppet look attractive.
· Now take the small circles/buttons you arranged for eyes and stick them at the bottom of the socks (which is the feet area).
· Now decorate other parts of the socks with the desired paint colour. You can use a fabric paint to make it long lasting. Then make the mouth, teeth, or tongue of the puppet in the form you desire and stick it under the eyes with the help of glue.
· After all the attachments are dry and properly stuck to the sock, wear it in your hand. Keep the eye portions on the top of your hand making it appear like a snake.
· Caterpillars and snakes are the best type of puppets to make out of a sock puppet. You can try different variations, using your imagination and creativity.

Same category articles Arts & Crafts

How to make sew on badges

How to make sew on badges

Badges are a great way to customise an outfit or an accessory and if they are handmade, then they can really show your individuality and personal style. If you are artistic and crafty, making your own sew on badges is a fun and easy activity. Why buy badges when you can make your own?
How to start a craft business

How to start a craft business

Getting started with your own craft business is easy with a few hints and tips. Working for yourself using a craft that you love, can be a life-changing experience. In this article, find the relevant information on how to start a craft business.
How to make an envelope

How to make an envelope

Making your envelopes can be easy and fun. You can customise them so that they are a delight to receive in the post. There are several steps in the making of an envelope. This article details on how to make envelopes.