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For kids, puppets are excellent craft projects as well as toys. Spur your young ones’ imaginations with one of these DIY projects, from simple felt finger puppets to cloth pop-up puppets. Afterwards, encourage them to put on a show to engage their imagination for story telling!

Handmade Puppet Gift Set (via Childhood 101) Put all you need to make wooden spoon puppets in a bag as a one-of-a-kind gift or party favor.

Fandango Puppets (via The Chocolate Muffin Tree) Use odds and ends like pasta and bottle caps to transform a paper bag into a friendly puppet.

Craft Stick Puppets (via Crafts By Amanda) Make a whole barnyard of puppets with craft sticks and simple materials – they also make sweet bookmarks!

Monster Sock Puppet (via Six Sisters’ Stuff) Bedeck an old sock with pom-poms for a comic and friendly puppet.

Pasta Box Puppets (via Lisa Storms) Remove the plastic film from pasta boxes, and you have a frame for a silly frog or robot friend.

Pop Up Bunny Puppet (via Mer Mag) Attach this whimsical puppet head to a dowel for additional pop and surprise.

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.