Picture to Puppet

Custom personalised Puppets and Toys by Picture to Puppet

Welcome to Picture to Puppet, a small company making custom personalised puppets and custom soft toys to order in Edinburgh. Our puppet makers make beautifully handcrafted personalised puppets and soft toys to order, by hand, in our Edinburgh studio. 

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Just send us a picture or a description, and within weeks our puppet makers can transform your idea into something as beautiful or scary as you want. There are no limits— if you can dream it, we can make it.

Our clients range from TV companies to children’s counsellors and from ventriloquists to families. We also have a toy hospital and repair all kinds of soft toys.

At Picture to Puppet, we offer a highly personal bespoke service, and will talk to you in detail about your requirements before we start.

Picture to Puppet’s products are built to last, and guaranteed for 5 years, so if they get damaged through normal wear and tear, we will repair them free of charge.

Mari Jones, Picture to Puppet, surrounded by puppets

Get in touch with Picture to Puppet now

or email  team@picturetopuppet.co.uk

or call 0131 554 4753

Based at 64 Constitution Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6RR 


Picture to Puppet wishes all of our customers and friends a very Happy Christmas!

Picture to Puppet’s Services

Here are some of our most popular puppet and toy making services. If you’re looking for something that’s not listed here, just ask! The weird ones are our favourite.

Custom Puppets

All of our puppets are available as hand puppets or glove puppets

Custom Likeness Puppets

Send a photo of person – yourself, a loved one, your favourite celebrity – and our puppet makers can make them into a custom puppet. Our famous lookalike puppets are frequently used on TV and on stage, by comedians, ventriloquists and celebrities. Previous Picture to Puppet orders have also included companies getting all their board members made up as puppets, business people using puppets of themselves for adverts, and lots of individuals as gifts. Our portrait puppets are available as full or half body hand puppets or glove puppets.You can also add character with moving eyebrows or a blink mechanism!

Find out more about our likeness puppets.

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Custom Animal Puppets

Send us a photo of your pet, or your favourite animal. Or draw a picture! Our custom animal puppets are popular with illustrators, the pet industry and animal lovers.  


Custom Character Puppets by Picture to Puppet

Get your character made up as a puppet! TV companies, publishers, illustrators often use our puppet making service to bring their characters to life.
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School Puppets

Bring your core values characters to life with puppetry! Get the kids engaged with core values mascots, rights respecting mascots and eco mascots. We also offer puppet making workshops in schools.

Find out more about our school puppets

Custom Toys

Custom Pet Soft Toys

Send us a photo of your pet and we can make a beautiful soft toy likeness of him/her. Our pet soft toys are ever popular with the pet industry, pet owners and families whose pets have passed on.

Find out more about our custom pet soft toys.

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Children’s Drawing Toys

For a truly personal gift, commission a soft toy based on your child’s drawing. Just send us an image of your child’s drawing and let us know what size you’d like. 

Find out more about Picture to Puppet’s toys from kids’ drawings 


Character Soft Toys

We can make a custom soft toy of your illustration, book character, your company’s logo, your charity mascot… or pretty much anything you like. 

Find out more about our custom character soft toys here.

Custom Jack in the Boxes

We can even make your Mum come out of a jack in the box! (Or your favourite TV personality, your boss, or pretty much anyone else). You can choose the colour of the box, what they’re wearing and what they look like.

Find out about our custom Jack in the Boxes here. 

Leith Toy Hospital

Leith Toy Hospital has grown out of Picture to Puppet and taken on its own identity. At Leith Toy Hospital, we repair and restore all kinds of modern and antique toys. We have a full time teddy surgeon, who repairs the soft toys,  and a doll specialist who repairs plastic, porcelein and composition dolls. We also have an electrical technician, who fixes mechanical and electrical toys. 

Find out more about Leith Toy Hospital here. 

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