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The Best Hand Puppet Patterns on the Web!

Check Out Our Free Hand Puppet Patterns

Looking for easy hand puppet patterns?

Our free templates will give you great ideas for puppet making.

We made a squirrel and two dinosaur puppets, but you could easily add ears for a rabbit puppet, giant eyes for a kermit the frog puppet, or make your favorite nursery rhyme characters to act out a well-loved story (like "Little Red Riding Hood").

Click on the pictures below to get to the template page! And have a great time making these puppets!
Dinosaur Puppet
Dinosaur Puppet Pattern
Squirrel Puppet
Squirrel Puppet Pattern
Triceratops Puppet
Triceratops Puppet Pattern

Please note that these are original puppet ideas and patterns and are the copyrighted property of They may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except for your personal, noncommercial home use only.

That said....let's get crafting!

Here's what you'll need:


  • A printer--our template comes in pdf form
  • Construction paper, white printer paper or foam sheets (which is what we used to decorate our puppets)
  • Pieces of felt or material
  • Scissors
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Glue stick, white glue or a glue gun (adult supervision required)
  • Markers, crayons, colored pencils (your choice)
  • Our template


Print out our template by clicking on one of the pictures above or here for the basic pattern.

Cut out the template. Pin it to a piece of felt or other fabric and cut out two pieces.

Glue or sew the two felt/fabric pieces together.

Decorate the other template pieces to your liking using either crayons, colored pencils, markers or colored foam sheets.

Use our pictures as reference for the placement of the body parts on the hand puppet.

That's it....let the glue dry before you start playing and performing with your puppets!

Would you like to share your puppets with us?

We'd love to see your finished product. Maybe you "tweaked" our patterns and came up with some AMAZING ideas of your own! Don't be shy.

Join our Real Kids Club and submit your craft ideas!

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