Can you imagine making a new puppet every day? What a challenge! But A Puppet A Day is doing exactly that for the 365 Project. Do have a look at the many ideas she has come up with so far, and check out her company, Barefoot Puppets.
I’ve made many puppets during my storytelling programs with kids. Here is one of the easiest and most fun:
Wooden spoon puppets require only a spoon, some markers and yarn, tape and some fabric. cut a tiny slit in the center of the fabric, slip the fabric up the handle and secure with tape. you can use ribbon or fabric, string pearls, etc to cover the tape if you like. Then make the face with the markers, add yarn hair if you like, and you’re done. The puppet can be as fancy or simple as you like. For this one the child who made it used self-stick felt for the lips, self-stick jewels for earrings and wiggle eyes stuck on with quick-drying glue.