The most innovative, creative puppet maker in the world!

      Folkmanis Puppets believes imagination is the key to a healthy childhood, encouraging play and discovery to develop the skills necessary in life. The company has been making the most innovative and engaging specialty puppets in the world since 1976, delighting imaginations and winning nearly every industry, child development, and kid-tested award, many repeatedly.

      Folkmanis Puppets encourage love of the natural world and environmental conservation.  Products are not individually packaged and the company recycles. The company headquarters installed solar panels to reduce the corporate carbon footprint.

      Folkmanis, Inc., believes that toys and puppets are crucial for a healthy childhood and development. 

      Folkmanis donates puppets around the world, to be distributed among refugees, orphans and social workers.  Domestically, Folkmanis is a regular benefactor to various children's welfare organizations: K.I.D.S., Kids Wish Network, Lekotek, Blind Babies Foundation, Indian Reservations, Children's Hospitals, Hospices and Shelters, Libraries, Schools, Zoos, Museums, and Wildlife Welfare Organizations.

      Widely regarded as the most innovative puppet-maker in the world, Folkmanis® Puppets consistently designs beautifully crafted toys that inspire creativity, promote hands-on discovery, encourage interaction, teach fine and gross motor skills, help develop early language, and become a child’s lovable companion to be treasured for years. The company’s line includes a virtual menagerie of plush pets and friendly wildlife friends with new designs constantly on the drawing board.