Rainy Day Puppets


Bobo Blockhead, Baldy Ball, Raggedy Ruthy, Gordo The Wizard Hand Puppets

Bore a finger-sized hole in a block of soft wood such as pine or balsa. Into this fit a finger tube of cardboard or leather to make the neck. Glue a plastic thimble or a red wooden bead in...

Goldilocks Hand Puppet

Paper heads are fun and fast to make with construction paper and glue. On pink construction paper draw out the large shape, A, about twice the size shown. Cut out along the solid...

Little Miss Muffet, The Spider Hand Puppets

Here is a way to fill a rainy day with fun: make a puppet and give a little show. Most of the materials you will need are around the house. Glue, poster paint, colored paper, rags, yarn, old socks...

Maccus The Jester, Harlequin, Dancing Bear Hand Puppets

Here is a simple animated head named after the Roman god Maccus, ancestor of the most famous puppet of all, Mr. Punch. Cut the two pieces from stiff cardboard and paint them white on one side...

Making Up A Play, Rainy Day Stages

By now you must have enough puppets to put together a little play of your own. You only need two or three. What if we find Gordo the Wicked Wizard in his laboratory making a...

Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear Hand Puppets

Make the gruff old bruin exactly as you made Goldilocks, using the basic head shape shown. The features are glued on in the same way: eyelids (for Mama Bear), nose, neck piece. Cup the ears...

Robert Robot Hand Puppet

Here's a goggle-eyed, gleaming monster made out of a tissue tube and aluminum foil. Construct his head as you did Miss Muffet's, then wrap it in aluminum foil. By pinching and...

Stocking Dragon, The Perky Pup, Old Joe Crow Hand Puppets

Make sure the stocking is clean and the color you want. Green for dragons? Thrust your hand inside the sock, as shown, keeping the fingers together to form the upper part of the mouth...