There are many, many kinds of puppets. Puppetry is the art of bringing inanimate objects to life. Almost anything can become a puppet in the hands of a creative person. Types of puppets include: Marionettes Hand Puppets Shadow Puppets Stick puppets. Sock Puppets Hand Bag Puppets Rod and arm puppets. Your Hand. Finger puppets. Glove puppets Ventriloquist hard figures.