Watching a puppet show with your kids is sure to bring peals of laughter. Kids and puppets just seem to go together.
Rod puppets are fun to manipulate because the hands can move independently from the head, giving the puppeteer a wider range of motion than he or she would have with a simple hand puppet.
A puppeteer uses one hand to manipulate the rod or stick attached to the puppet's hands while manipulating the head's rod with the other.
On this page, you will find some ideas about making rod puppets. Your kids may want to join you in the fun. Together you can create characters to act out your favorite story.
What Do You Think About Rod Puppets?
Thanks everyone for your comments. I hope we all get to perform some puppet shows this summer.
We love puppet shows and rod puppets are great.
I haven't done any projects like puppets in a long time. Maybe I need to break out the papier mache!
They really are fun puppets to make. And once you make one or two, they are really not so difficult.
Looks fun. My daughter has made shadow puppets and a small shadow puppet stage, but we've never made these more difficult puppets.
I always enjoyed watching these puppet plays.
Sounds like a fun thing to do and very creative.
Looks like fun to have with the grandkids.
Rod Puppets sound like great fun! Very creative project.