Vehicle Puppets

Create different kinds of vehicle stick puppets and move them along a picture.
Vehicle Puppets craft


  • Construction paper
  • Craft sticks or drinking straws
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Scotch tape
  • Poster paint or crayons
  • Paint brushes
  • Craft knife
  • Pencil
  • Black marker

Safety Tips

  • Keep the craft knife out of children's reach.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Vehicle Puppets 1. Draw a straight or curved line along the bottom portion of your sketch paper. This will be the road where the vehicle puppet can move along. You can choose to have a straight road, a hilly road or an inclined one.
Step 2 Vehicle Puppets 2. Draw some background images.
Step 3 Vehicle Puppets 3. Color or paint your picture.
Step 4 Vehicle Puppets Ask for an adult's help.4. Make a slit along the road, leaving a 1.5 to 2-inch margin on both ends.
Step 6 Vehicle Puppets 5. Draw your favorite vehicle, color and cut it out. We also have these printable vehicles that you might find useful.

*If you want to integrate shapes learning, cut out the vehicle parts from basics shapes and glue them together.
Step 6 Vehicle Puppets 6. Tape a craft stick or drinking straw at the back of the vehicle puppet.
Step 7 Vehicle Puppets 7. Make more vehicle puppets such as a car, bus, truck, or bicycle.
Step 8 Vehicle Puppets 8. To move the vehicle puppet along the picture, insert the puppet's handle through the slit so that the end sticks out from the bottom of the paper. This will allow you to hold and move the puppet along the length of the road.
Step 9 Vehicle Puppets 9. Besides learning about different kinds of vehicles, this craft can also be used to learn about opposites such as forward/back, up/down, and stop/go.

More Ideas

City Vehicle Puppets A night time city background would be fun. Be crafty and think of an interesting setting for your vehicles.