Folkmanis puppets range from realistic animals to make believe creations. Their puppets can educate kids and give children a medium for self-expression. After more than 35 years, Folkmanis is still a family owned business. The company is widely regarded as the most innovative puppet maker in the world. The quality and connection to the natural world conveyed through Folkmanis puppets today remains true to the owners’ original vision for the puppet line.
“Folkmanis believes imagination is the key to a healthy childhood, encouraging play and discovery to develop the skills necessary in life.”
Since 1976, Folkmanis has been creating inventive and engaging puppets. The first Folkmanis puppets were created to entertain Folkmanis owners Judy and Atis’ children. Today, Folkmanis boasts a product line of more than 200 cuddly creatures. New designs are also constantly being added to the extensive Folkmanis puppet collection. Though the company has grown drastically since it was founded, this family owned business is still overseen by original creators, Judy and Atis. They monitor both creative aspects and operations of the business to ensure that the quality and original vision for the company remain intact.
Folkmanis’ creative line of puppets contains creatures from Africa to Asia as well as fictional characters. These puppets are inspired by real animals and insects from around the world and by children’s books. Folkmanis puppets are more than just toys. They have educational value for kids, are long lasting, and can become beloved companions for little ones. Their puppets inspire creativity, teach children about animals, promote hands on learning, facilitate interaction, improve motor skills, and even effect language development.
Folkmanis Puppets consistently win top toy awards including recognition from Dr. Toy, Parents’ Choice, and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. If all of the exciting products and awards weren’t enough, the company is also going green and giving back. Solar panels are reducing Folkmanis’ carbon footprint and the company is committed to recycling. In the spirit of giving back, Folkmanis also donates puppets around the world.
If you can’t wait to fill your toy chest with rooster puppets, enchanted trees, purple pi monsters, gecko puppets and more see all of the Folkmanis Puppets on our official site now.