In our house, the kids are most likely to be found outside, running around in the back yard and jumping off anything they can climb. They’re active kids who love to enjoy a nice, warm day! If there’s one thing our kids adore doing the most on a cold or rainy day, however, it’s crafting!
Making something new and learning new crafting techniques keeps them busy when the weather won’t cooperate and they have to take a break from the great outdoors. We always find, however, that some crafts make for especially great “crafternoons” because they keep the kids a little more amused for a little longer than other things do.
DIY puppets are the perfect example of what we mean! Not only can our kids make something from scratch and get hands-on, but they can also spend hours playing with the craft afterwards! There’s just something so satisfying about making a new toy and then continuing to use it later rather than just hanging it on the wall and being done with it.
Printable Fox Puppet Craft
It’s so cute with its wibbly wobbly legs and bushy tail! These fox puppets are a simple design with a craft stick handle at the back that you hold to move them along. Kids will love making their own fox puppet show or bringing their favourite fox storybooks to life! Get the tutorial from Kids Craft Room.
DIY Monster Puppet Gloves
Monster puppet gloves are a fun, wearable craft, sure to keep the kids entertained and their hands toasty! It’s also a great way to upcycle a plain pair of winter gloves. And your kids will enjoy coming up with creating own characters as well as using their imagination to create stories to tell! Get the tutorial from Hello Nest.
Minion Craft: Super Silly Finger Puppets
This super-silly no-sew finger puppets diy is a fun minion craft and gift idea for the whole family. Includes free printable finger puppet template. Get the tutorial from Sustain My Craft Habit.
Cute Bunny Puppet
If you are looking for easy Easter crafts look no further. There is just a little bit of sewing required to make this hand puppet, making it a good beginning sewing project for kids if they are just learning to sew. Get the tutorial from Skip To My Lou.
Christmas Finger Puppets
Adorable felt Christmas finger puppets are a must-make craft this holiday season, so grab the kids and get crafting! A video and template make this so easy. Get the tutorial from One Creative Mommy.
DIY Singing Ornament Puppets
These cheerful and silly friends are ready to accompany all your holiday singing this year and maybe they’ll even add some backup vocals of their own! Kids will not only LOVE playing with these guys but crafting them too. Get the tutorial from Handmade Charlotte.
DIY Nativity Puppets
Create an interactive and child-friendly nativity set with puppets! So simple and your kids will love them! Get the tutorial from The House That Lars Built.
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