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Wooden Spoon Puppets

We’ve been checking out the Dollar Store for craft supplies again and the FreeKidsCraft team came up with these fun Wooden Spoon Puppets after our shopping trip. The kids can create a wide variety of puppets with simple supplies.

Trivia; Spoons  have been used as eating utensils since Paleolithic times. It is most likely that prehistoric peoples used shells or chips of wood as spoons.


Wooden Spoons (dollar store buy)
Fancy Shoelaces (dollar store buy)
Pipe Cleaners
Scraps of felt, lace etc.
Hot Glue Gun (adult assistance)
Small Wiggle Eyes
Black Marker, fine line


Puppets can be left natural or painted different skin tones.

When dry wrap handle with facy shoelaces or pipe cleaners starting at the top adding dabs of hot glue as you wrap to hold in place.

Add small collars from felt or lace depending on your puppet. In one instance we used pipe cleaners to make the collar. Use the picture for reference or create your own original character.

Glue on wiggle eyes.

Draw on facial features.

Create hair from yarn, furry fabrics or in one case we used pipe cleaners wrapped around a skewer to create the kinks.

Once finished, kids can enjoy hours of imaginative playtime fun with their puppet creations.

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Dollar Store Crafts, Multicultural Crafts, Puppet Crafts

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These projects are created by Terri, Betty, Jamie or one of the talented staff members at MakingFriends.com. They have been created exclusively for publication on FreeKidsCrafts.com with supplies you'll be able to find around your house.

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