The holidays will be here right before you know it, and if you’re stuck on gift ideas, have no fear—the Center for Puppetry Arts Museum Store has a wide selection of unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else. If you or your kids want to try your hand at puppetry after a visit to the Center, we have a gifts for create your own puppet show at home.

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WHAT TO GET FOR AN ASPIRING PUPPETEER

Puppets. From your favorite animals to some familiar characters (Muppets, Fraggle Rock, Lambchop, Cat in the Hat), we’ve got hand and finger puppets of all sizes to practice at home. Prices vary.

Hand puppets

Create-a-Puppet Kits. Love the Create-a-Puppet Workshop? Keep practicing at home with these Center for Puppetry Arts puppet-making kits. $6.00.

Create-a-Puppet kits

Thinking Kits Creative Hands Animal Paper Bag Puppets. Make your own animal bag puppets with this kit. $14.95.

Animal Paper Bag puppets

eeboo Play Masks. Each set comes with seven themed cardboard masks to practice with at home. $14.99.

eeboo Play Masks

Kikkerland Shadow Puppet Theater Set. Bring the magic of shadow puppetry to life with this fold-out set and mix-and-match puppet pieces. Supply your own light and you’re ready to perform! $17.50.

Shadow Puppet Theater Set

The Melissa & Doug Tabletop Puppet Theater even has a velvet curtain to complete you home theater. $55.95. Or you can take your puppet show on the road with the Kidoozie Pirate Den Play House or Pop-Up Theater Tent; each includes a carrying case for convenient transport. $32.95.

Tabletop puppet theater