Easy-To-Make Puppets for Beginning Puppeteers
Written and Illustrated by C.J. Brown
I have loved puppets since the first time I saw the Shari Lewis Show when I was about four years old. My own children grew up with the Muppets .

I used puppets regularly in the classroom as an important tool when I was teaching school. I now am the Children's Librarian at a public library and evey year I present puppet shows at the local elementary schools to encourage children to use the library. I am always surprised to find that even the most technologically savvy children still respond to puppets with delight.

The information in these pages was developed for use in a series of puppet workshops which I taught in 1995. I wanted to share good practical advice as well as patterns and "inspiration" to those who have not used puppets before. Though the information was written specifically for use by teachers and librarians, most of the designs and ideas here can be easily adapted for recreational and home use. I have continued to teach puppet making and puppetry for teachers and librarians and encourage you to write to me if you have any questions.

I updated and expanded the workshop in 2007. I hope you will enjoy it.

Top 10 excuses for not using puppets
A short history of puppetry
Puppet Index

All information and graphics in these pages C.J. Brown, 1995 and 2003. All rights reserved. These pages may be used by teachers and youth leaders without charge, but no part of this work may be reproduced or copied in any form or by any means--graphic, electronic, or mechanical including phototcopying or information and retrieval systems without the express written permission of c.j.brown.

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