Kid Made Puppets & Puppet Show (Learn & Link With Linky)

There is nothing better then children finding things they already have or found to make things. Using their creativity and seeing their faces with excitment at the end result of what they made.  We are in the process of converting a portion of our garage into our homeschool room for the next up and coming year. We have a lot of stuff to go through, some to keep some to toss. My husband had a box of latex gloves in the garage and my kids saw them and they had a plan —- to make puppets out of these latex gloves and put on a puppet show for me. 

 latex glove puppets


Latex Gloves

Rubber Bands

Washable Markers 

Permanent Markers

Baby Wipes


My husband blew up the latex gloves and then closed them up by wrapping rubber bands around the openings. My 6 year old son took washable markers and made a different face on each side of the latex glove puppet.  Note that this can come off easily so be careful, the good thing was that when my kids got bored of their faces they would wipe off their face and make a new faces. You could also use a permanent maker and not have to worry about the marker wearing off on anything. 


Then once their puppets were made they took chairs and threw a blanket over the chairs and put on a puppet show.  I sat back and enjoyed and thrilled that my kids ages 6 – 3 years thought of all this on their own and put it all together!  This was using their creativity!


latex glove puppet show

 My little ones love putting on plays, skits and puppet shows for  my husband and I. I wonder if they will be actors and actresses later in life!  What about your kids do they like putting on shows?

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  1. That is a fun, easy idea and I am sure the kids loved it. My father works in a hospital, so he always made these for us when we were kids.

  2. That is so cute! I love the idea of using a glove!

  3. Ha – I love that they came up with this on their own! You may just have blooming performers yet! 🙂

  4. LOL! How fun!! 🙂 My kids would enjoy doing that!

  5. That’s such a cute idea–love the gloves and the creativity! thanks for sharing

  6. That’s cute! Great idea to keep the kidos entertained! Will have to try this!!

  7. These are so cute! What a fun and easy activity. I linked up one of our favorite activities too!

  8. This was too cute. I love that kids can take anything and make it an adventure.

  9. That is a super cute idea!!! I will have to do this with my niece over the summer! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. I love these!! So cute!! I am going to do this is my classroom next year!!

  11. lisalisa says:

    Wow how cute! What a fun idea and such an easy activity to share with the kids. Love it!

  12. How clever. My girls are grown but I always loved when they created puppet shows. Your pretty amazing. In this day and age of electronic everything its very sweet to see your family being creative and fun. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Wonderful idea and I love how easy and frugal it is. The cost of puppets can get expensive and this way allows for a lot of creativity and puppets!

  14. Oh how cute to do it with a rubber glove!! Very creative!

  15. That is such a cute idea and so easy to do too.

  16. Ha. We always make glove puppets when Mister has to be in the hospital. A little something to lighten the mood. Love it.

  17. We have been to the ER too many times not to have brought home a glove or two. We should have made puppets!

  18. Wow I love when ordinary things are made extraordinary. The hours of entertainment that your kids had was awesome. I love your kids creativity.

  19. OH my girls would absolutely love this!! I’m going to try this with them!

  20. What a fun idea! My daughter would love this.

  21. Such a fun and creative idea! This is the perfect summer activity for creative kiddos!

  22. Anything hands on and creative that kids can dive into is wonderful! It gets their creative juices flowing and hopefully gives them a love of crafts and creating for years to come 🙂 That puppet show must have been quite the evening entertainment!

  23. That is very cute.. i used to do this to my kids every time i had a glove like that.

  24. lisa jones says:

    Such A Adorable Idea Love Must Do With The Kids!!

  25. How cute are these!?!?! what a great idea. I can’t wait to make some with my kids. Thanks for the idea. 🙂

  26. That is so cool! Old school!

  27. This looks like fun for the kids! Love that they thought of this on their own.

  28. Love it! These are so cute and simple, thanks for sharing!!

  29. Aww, I love the faces on the puppets and how cool is it that they did a mini puppet show?! I homeschool my daughter be didn’t do things like this because it was just her and I.

  30. LOL too funny. Cute idea for anyone who has to go to the hospital, too>

  31. My kids loved doing that too, but I never thought about using latex gloves. What an adorable idea!

  32. That is just fabulous they did this. Such creative kids.

  33. My daughter plays with latex gloves. I love the idea of the puppets.

  34. Ha ha, ha… those are so flippin’ cute… Hubby used to actually do this with the doctors gloves when we took the kids to their yearly physicals. It was great to get their minds off of the shots, LOL

  35. This makes me think back to when I was a bio teacher. Those gloves were a hot item! Cool idea 🙂

  36. How fun! I love it when my kids use their imaginations to come up with neat things.

  37. That is really creative, I never thought of doing that with a balloon. Maybe a paper bag, but the balloons have built in hair! 😉

  38. This is awesome! When my brother was little, he put his whole head in it and blew really hard! It was really funny!

  39. That is cute that they came up with it.

  40. Maria Oller says:

    Such a cute idea you could make planets by ridding the fingers and try for a constellation story. I love it thanks for sharing!

  41. Fun idea, for kids and grown-ups alike! Who doesn’t love puppets?!

  42. Ha ha that is so much fun and you kids are enjoying it. Not only they are having fun but they are being creative while having a daddy time. My kids love to goof off or dance in front of me.

  43. What a fun and easy thing for the kids to do this summer! I’m sure they will love it!

  44. Amy Desrosiers says:

    The concept is cute
    (and innocent) , but my kids cant do latex because they are allergic. I would also be scared of them popping, and biting them.

  45. That is cute! I love the idea of using a glove!

  46. My kids love doing this with gloves. It got to the point there where they were using all of them for their shows!

  47. That looks so much fun! And easy to do!

  48. This looks like a ton of fun!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  49. My dad is a doctor and would always make silly balloon men for us when we were little. I love how you turned them into a puppet show!

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