Puppet Patterns

Kids can use socks and even paper bags to create fun puppets, guaranteed to brighten up a rainy weekend. Bunnies, elephants, kittens and ducks are just some of the many colorful creatures that are fun and easy to make.

Free puppet patterns feature full directions, downloadable templates and material lists. Paper, glue, crayons and paint are all that is needed for a menagerie of playful puppet friends.

Gather craft supplies such as construction paper, permanent markers, wiggly eyes, felt, yarn and pipe cleaners. Use these simple supplies, along with a mismatched stocking to make a sock puppet.