Stick Puppets

Caution: Children need to be old enough to know that they can’t run holding these puppets.

Materials needed:

  • Stack of 4×6 unlined index cards
  • Craft/Popsicle sticks
  • Scotch tape or glue sticks
  • Markers, crayons, pencils


  • Take an index card and fold it in half horizontally.
  • Using tape or glue stick, seal three sides, leaving one of the short ends open.
  • Take a craft stick and stick it a few inches inside that open side.
  • Secure the stick with glue or tape.
  • Once the children get started it’s hard to stop–so make sure you have a big supply of pre-made puppets on hand!

Making The Puppets:

You can draw traditional people-puppets or you can draw abstract art on the “puppet”.
Remember that the stick puppets have a front and back so your children can decorate both sides.