Homemade Gifts for Kids: Puppet Making Kit

This puppet making kit is great for using up all sorts of leftover crafty scraps and is a fun way to  encourage the recipient child’s creativity and language development. As well as making a great birthday or Christmas gift, it would also work well as a sibling-made gift or even an alternative to a sugar filled party bag.

Puppet Making Kit

For each kit you will need

  • 2 wooden spoons
  • 4 medium sized googly eyes
  • 1 small bottle white craft glue
  • 1 roll of double sided tape
  • A cellophane, ziploc or paper bag
  • A printed copy of the Puppet Making Kit label – you can download the label for printing as a PDF file here. The document includes the label at two different sizes but may require further size adjustment using your own print settings depending upon the size of your paper and storage bag.
  • Stapler

A variety of craft materials;

  • Off cuts of cardstock and coloured or patterned scrap booking papers
  • Fabric scraps
  • Small felt pieces
  • Short pieces of ribbon
  • Wool scraps
  • Small pom poms
  • Sequins
  • Small feathers
  • Optional- fine line marker pens for adding smaller details (mostly suitable for older children)

puppet making kit supplies

To make

1. Gather together puppet making materials for each kit, cutting paper, ribbon, wool and fabric scraps to size as necessary.

2. Place all materials into cellophane, ziploc or paper bag.

3. Fold label over the top of the bag and staple to seal and secure.

puppet making ideas

This is the first in a short series of simple, homemade gifts for kids that I will be sharing in the lead up to Christmas. To be sure not to miss them you might like to subscribe to receive Childhood 101 updates via email.

Do you have a child in your life who would enjoy receiving a puppet making kit?

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  1. You seriously have the best ideas!
    My daughter would be so delighted to receive this as a gift!

  2. These are awesome! They’d make fabulous party loot bags as well!
    I think I’m going to make a superhero themed one for a little superhero fan who’s birthday is coming up. Thanks so much for the idea!

  3. Gr8 idea! im a Registered Childminder and my mindees wud jst love this!

  4. Wonderful! How long are those spoons?

  5. This is so cute! What age would this be good for?

    • I think it depends on the family, Kylee. For families that like to craft with little ones, I would think from about two years of age but it would also work well for much older children as an independent activity.

  6. wow!! this is really good gift……gr8 job


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