Puppet Supply Box

We have been frequenting the library quite a bit this summer and one of the books I checked out was, “Simple Puppets from Everyday Materials” by Barbara MacDonald Buetter.  I thought this would be fun to make one or two puppets with the Princess, I had not planned on making every puppet in the book (which I am now pretty sure, will happen).  I decided we (I) needed a “supply” box of puppet making materials – I thought this would benefit the Princess (I mean me) from frantically trying to find stuff during the creating process.

Original Puppet Making Supply Box ended up being way too small.

Look mom – a sock!

Adding hair to her puppet.

The Princess and her Amelia Bedelia Sock Puppet

We moved everything to a bigger bin because the box was very small.

The finished puppets:  Mrs. Rogers, Cousin Alcolu, Mr. Rogers, and Amelia Bedelia

What to add to your puppet making bin?

  • Paper Plates
  • Construction Paper
  • Paper Bags
  • Old Tube Socks (Clean)
  • Tacky Glue
  • Glue-All
  • Hole Punch
  • Spools
  • Scissors
  • Pom-poms
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Stickers
  • Glitter
  • Beads
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Yarn
  • Craft Sticks
  • Feathers
  • TP/Peper Towel Tubes
  • Felt
  • Tape
  • Straws
  • Yarn
  • Ribbon
  • Googley Eyes
  • Fabric
  • Paper Fasteners
  • Wooden Spoons
  • Paint
  • Anything else that will help your child use their imagination!
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2 thoughts on “Puppet Supply Box

  1. I’m glad you had fun making the puppets! I still remember the first time I made a puppet. A family friend helped me to make the head and it felt like magic. That was when I first got hooked on crafts. I just came across a photo of some cool puppets and was excited when I saw that you’d used my book for ideas. I hope you’re still crafting and finding fun new ways to feed your creativity!

    Barbara
    @macbuet

    • Thank you so much for your comment. My daughter loves your book she checks it out at least once a month from the library. She is a frequent puppet maker.

      From a mom of a future puppeteer thank you!
      Manda 🙂

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