Puppet Show by Josh Burker

Conductive copper thread or tape added to puppets connects your puppets to the Makey Makey. Scratch adds a huge new dimension to your storytelling. 

Make or Gather Puppets!

This lesson has two parts, one for a paper bag puppet and the other for a fabric hand puppet. In both cases, start by adding conductive material to the puppets. Connect the puppet to the Makey Makey with alligator clips. Use Scratch to augment your puppet show by providing captioning for your lines, sound effects, animation, or other theatrical flourishes.

Head over to Instructables for the full guide on making Interactive puppets with Scratch and Makey Makey!
Time Investment
1-2 hours


  • Makey Makey Classic
  • Puppets (this lesson uses a puppet made from a decorated paper bag as well as a purchased fabric hand puppet)
  • Copper tape with conductive adhesive
  • Medium conductive thread
  • Clear nail polish
  • Medium sewing needle
  • Scissors


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