5 Quick and Easy Puppet Ideas for Children

Children love to make puppets so we are going to see 5 puppet ideas for children! Puppets enable children to use their imagination in puppet theater pieces and then to use their skills even in the classroom.

Amazing DIY Puppet Ideas

Puppetry is a great way for children to express their feelings in words and perform in front of an audience. Children who have difficulty to express themselves often immerse themselves in the character of a puppet and verbalizing feelings that they might otherwise have difficulty expressing.

Here are five simple ideas to make dolls for children:

Craft of marionetas- stick cut a picture of a person or animal from a magazine, upload a picture of a computer program or Internet or draw your own. Paste it into a wooden stick for instant doll.

Paper Plate Puppet s

Just pull glue or a face on a paper plate. Use markers, paints, crayons or decorate your doll. It’s fun details to her dolls as jewelry yarn hair bands for eyebrows, nose pompoms, pipe cleaners for whiskers of animals and buttons for the eyes used to add. Glue them on the paper plate. After drying, the tape is of a wooden stick color (available at Home Depot and paint and hardware stores) at the back of the plate. on the paper plate craft ideas for children to turn a search on the Internet a lot of ideas, begin to move your imagination.

Two cards with finger puppet Photo – These dolls are fun to do, because the children two holes in the bottom of the doll is cut and with the fingers in order to walk, dance and move. Find a picture of a person or an animal, call your own, or use a template and some glue on cardboard. Then, the paint, varnish or your doll is to decorate with two fingers. Just cut two holes in the hull of the doll and her fingers like legs.

Keywords cardboard dolls people – cover a cardboard tube with white paper and tape around the roller. Add features with crayons, markers or paint. Alternatively, you can take a picture from a magazine cut or old welcome. You can add a skirt baking paper cup to cut and paste it into your wardrobe or rolls design and construction paper hats and glue them to the front of the cardboard roll the bottom of the dish. Search cardboard tube ‘Dolls’ will stick to a lot of free templates, printable result printed in full color, and just around the cardboard tube. To perform your doll, place two fingers on the bottom of the roll, and up and down or tape with a wooden stick in the bottom of the roll and the use as a handle.

Paper Bag Puppet

Lunch-size paper bags are to be used easily transformed into puppet fun. You can draw a mouth on the edge of the folded paper bag and add facial features. Slip your hand into the bag and fold four fingers in the folded flap to fit. If you move your fingers slightly, he makes the mouth of the doll move and appears to be talking. Optionally, you can add arms or wings of cardboard and tape on the side of the bag. Bags come in a variety of colors, and a good choice for making animal puppets, like the green frog, yellow for a duck or pink for a pig doll.

Happy Birthday eCards

Original Birthday eCards

Original Birthday eCards, you say?

Yes. it’s hard to imagine seeing Original Birthday eCards involving puppets considering that puppets have been around forever. Well, to be more precise, the first puppets were developed in India around 1000 B.C. It is believed that the first puppets were just simple stick figures created with many different materials found on the ground.

Do not be mislead by their simplistic design and appearance. The acting itself was flamboyant and puppet shows were far from humble but actually, they were loud and full of all sorts of fanfare. Many cultures adopted puppets as their favorite form of entertainment and in time  developed their unique versions of puppet performances, which more often than not showcased their unique culture as well. In the same way as stories and fables back then, puppet shows soon became everyone’s favorite way to have a terrific time with friends and family, and this was passed down from generation to generation. For more information on this captivating subject, please visit this link with tons of date and useful links.

And just when I thought there was nothing new under the sun, the other day, almost by accident while browsing google for a birthday ecard for my little niece, I came across and amazing website that offers something I had never seen before. Birthday eCards.

Happy Birthday eCards

Birthday eCards, you say? Those have been around for a long time! That’s yesterday’s news, what’s new about them?

Well, glad you asked. Although it is true that Happy Birthday Cards have been around for a long time,  and also other types of cards and ecards such as love eCards, Funny eCards, Congratulations eCards and even Get well eCards, have you ever seen Puppet Greeting Cards?

Oh, I bet I got your attention now! YES! Personalized Happy Birthday eCards! There’s this cool website called Puppets on Fire that has all sorts of custom made Greeting Cards. The way it works is pretty simple. You just tell them what you want the puppet to say and they will record your message using a puppet. They can use one or more puppets actually, and they can create even a full custom video production.

And if you are too lazy to write your own script, you can choose from the many Pre-Made Puppet Greeting Cards they have. You just give them your name and the recipient’s name and they will personalize a card for you. Here are some of my favorite ones:

Pre-Made Customizable Happy Birthday eCard (The Simple Series)

 

Pre-Made Customizable Happy Birthday eCard (The Deluxe Series)

And if you are going for the gold and would like a 100% custom birthday ecard, you can get something like this:

Custom Happy Birthday eCard

 

As you can see, not everything has been invented regarding puppets, and I feel the best is yet to come.

 

Handmade Puppets

Handmade Puppets

Do you want to know some facts About Handmade Puppets? You are in the right place then!

Ragdolls and puppets are among the top 5 handmade items being sold on the internet, according to a survey done. It comes number four in the list following bath products, candles, and kitchen items, while the fifth on the list are baby items.

Handmade dolls and puppets are among the easiest crafts to learn and up to know there is a great chance that these craft works will become profitable. Aside from being simple, it will only take about an hour to complete a rag doll or puppet. More so, you will be spending more or less $3.00 for all the materials.

You might wonder why you should sell your handmade puppet or rag doll when there are big companies whose niche is also those crafts. The answer is simple, amidst the boom of technology; there are a lot of people who support crafts from individuals who put their heart and soul into their handmade products.

So if you are crafty and wants to turn a hobby from pleasure into business, handmade doll business is one thing worth considering. There are many adjustments that come with the change and among them are the decisions you make. Although you still make the same handmade puppet or rag doll, your goals have changed into something more productive.

In the planning stage of the business, you will come to decide which target group to sell your handmade products. Since your forte is on handmade doll and puppet, you might think that your only focus is how you will be selling your items to the children. It might be a surprise, but nowadays, many adults are hooked on collecting dolls that are weird-looking.

Handmade rag doll for adults is hitting it big time on online stores. And another surprising thing is that the uglier the doll looks, the more bidders it has. For many collectors, they do not need pretty dolls, what they want, are those with an eclectic look. Among the handmade puppets and dolls that are in demand by collectors are a stump, primitive Raggedy Ann, Mammy or Black, OOAK or One-of-a-kind dolls.

You need not be a professional rag doll maker or puppet maker to be able to make a business of this growing fad on handmade products. If sewing is not really your passion, you can ask family and friends who are crafty, to make the handmade puppets and rag dolls for your business. There are lots of ways to venture and earn from handmade rag doll business if you persevere to succeed.

An Awesome Handmade Puppet


To date, toy making is still among the top 20 part-time businesses that are a sure way to earn income. Handmade puppets and rag dolls will never fade in the market, as the young and young-at-heart individuals will never cease craving for handmade toys.

Girl with soft puppet on hand

Tips for A Professional Puppet Show

If you are new to puppetry, here are some basic tips that will make your performances better than ever:

CHARACTER VOICES:

Encourage creativity by making up a character voice that you think will suit the puppet. Feel free to experiment with different ranges of voices, from super serious to extremely childish voices. Nothing is written in stone and if you don’t like your performance, just change it!

WALKING:

Make the puppet bounce slightly up and down to represent each step as they move from one position to the other. These little bouncing movements resemble actual steps and can create more of a sense of excitement on stage.

BODY LANGUAGE:

When performing, as important as talking is NOT talking. Any performer should make use of pauses for dramatic or even for comedic effects. Being able to control the puppet’s body movements is as important the acting itself. Another important consideration is that puppets must exude enthusiasm on stage.

TALKING:

Most beginning puppet performers is to close the puppet’s mouth whenever a syllable is pronounced. However, if we pay closer attention to how human beings talk, you will notice that we do the exact opposite, and that’s why puppets need to open the mouth with every syllable.

GENDER:

Don’t let the gender of the original material keep you from doing a script that you think works well with your puppet cast. If in the original script the main character is a boy but you have an amazing puppet girl that you think could do that role, why not? And if some changes need to be made to the original script, so be it!

EMOTIONS:

Puppets aren’t as flexible as people in displaying emotions. are. As humans, we can cry, roll our eyes, smile, frown, and make subtle facial expressions to convey how we feel. In order to do this with a puppet, or to try to convey similar feelings a good strategy is to stand in front of the mirror with the puppet and try to make it show his emotions through body language.


Some more tips for professional puppet shows

 

Follow these tips and your puppet performances will be better than ever before!