Glove Puppets

At Picture to Puppet, our handmade custom glove puppets are made to order and are a very popular choice as they are very easy to use, even for toddlers, and are our most affordable personalised puppet option. We can make them individually and manufacture wholesale glove puppets, in quantities ranging from 1-50. They are all handmade in our Edinburgh workshop. 

Glove puppet flax flower

Our Custom Glove Puppets:

  • are very easy to use
  • have movable heads and arms
  • are machine washable
  • are a maximum of 45cm tall
  • our most affordable puppet option.
Personalised Glove Puppet

Pricing Guidelines

The following prices are a guideline only – the price of your glove puppet will depend on the complexity of your design. Contact us for an exact quote.

Bespoke Glove Puppets

Designing and making a single custom puppet/prototype 

With a soft fabric head – from £150

With a rubber head – from £245

With a sculpted clay head – from £380

Custom Glove Puppet Pirate wearing a purple jacket and a black hat

Bulk Order Glove Puppets

Handmade likeness glove puppets based on a photograph of a person – from £230

Two likeness glove puppets of a woman and a boy
Build a Glove Puppet

Build – A- Puppet

Create a simple glove puppet that looks like you! – from £40

Visit our build-a-puppet page for more info.

Other Types of Puppet

If you’re looking for a moving mouth puppet, see our hand puppets.

Glove Puppet Examples

Character Glove Puppets

Here are some examples of our character glove puppets. 

Likeness Glove Puppets

Create a custom glove puppet that looks like you!


Our glove puppets have a basic glove shape, and a head and arms which can be easily operated using your fingers. If you’re looking for a moving mouth, see our hand puppets. Even though our personalised glove puppets are small (normally about 35cm tall), they can be very detailed, and we make them as close to your design as possible. We can make them as likenesses based on a photo of someone, bespoke glove puppets from children’s drawings, and puppets for schools and education resources based on characters they use in their schemes of work.

If you’ve got an idea for a glove puppet, contact us or come and visit us.

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