Raid your pantry, craft closet, and recycling bin for supplies to make these entertaining crafts with your kids.
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Kids can craft this dragon puppet from recycled cardboard paper towel and toilet paper tubes.
Stuff stray socks with cotton batting to turn them into a family of playful puppets.
Kids can quickly transform a cardboard ring box into a finger dancing puppet.
Decorate a brown paper bag with gift wrap scraps to make this adorable bird puppet.
Start with a soup can, then add felt and fabric to make this beary cute pop-up puppet.
Snack Pack Puppets
Attach fresh fruits and veggies together with halved and whole toothpicks to create Granny Apple, Pierre the Pear, and Orange Gino. Use a butter knife to make small slits and then push in dried black-eyed peas for eyes. Finish these food puppets off by inserting a chopstick handle for your kid to hold onto.
How to Make Snack Puppets
Attach fruits and veggies together with toothpicks to make these edible food puppets.
Pantry People Puppets
Dress up wooden spoons with fun and unexpected items from your kitchen cabinets! Cupcake liners, patterned paper napkins, wax paper, bow-tie pasta, and sponges all make beautiful garments, while classic office dot stickers can be cut into eyes, brows, mouths, and mustaches.
This kitchy crew of spoon puppets is made using things from your pantry.
Originally published in the November 2012 issue of Parents magazine.