Dolls, Puppets and Stuffed Animals


In 2006 a man came to a S.C. Nazarene church to display his puppets which he claimed were used to teach Jesus Christ to young children. I took issue with the pastor and was told simply “it does not matter, there is nothing wrong with puppets and magicians in the church when used to teach children about biblical principles, etc” What really is involved is trickery and deceit, which can cause a child to become deceived and take on a spirit of spiritual dullness. Demons love puppets. What appears to be innocent is the very thing Satan and his demons use getting to children and start them on a path to deception and acceptance of deeper demonic issues later on.


A couple had a one-eyed stuffed large frog named “Max”. After some period of time they began to talk about him as if he were a family member. Max sat on a bookcase and eventually the couple “noticed his eye” seemed to be looking at them. God revealed the demonic properties of Max, he was trashed and the curses broken that demons had put on the frog.

There are recorded cases where frightened children had terrifying nightmares and upon checking their room it was discovered the child had dolls and stuffed animals in the room. When these items were removed there came a calm and peace to the child and his bedroom.One very demonic item should never be in any child's bedroom or nursery - the "Dream Catcher". Always a deadly curse.


A serious issue with dolls is that many times the child develops a “relationship” with the doll, teddy bear or stuffed animal. The doll or animal becomes a playmate to the child. Some deliverance cases revealed that children actually talking to their dolls and some dolls talking back to the child ( talking back was the demon in the doll ). Look at the word IDOL and you can see the letters spelling dol. Relationships are built between people, not with dolls, puppets or stuffed animals.


A 3 year old had a “Raggedly Ann” doll and held on to the doll as if it were a brother or sister. The Lord spoke to an unrelated adult about this doll and said “None of My daughters are raggedly Anns”. Parents need to examine the toys, dolls, stuffed animals and games their children for these items attract demonic spirits and bring numerous curses on the child and into the child's home.


In years of deliverance ministry we have noticed many items that children, young people and even adults have that are demonic in nature and should be destroyed or better yet never brought into one’s possession. Here are a few to consider:

·       Barbie Dolls ( vanity, encouraging young children to “grow up” too quickly )

·       GI Joe and GI Jane military sets – encourages spirit of war and killing

·       Raggedy Ann and Raggedly Andy dolls – slovenly dress and appearance

·       Computer war games, killing, murder, mayhem, robbery, warfare

·       Puppets of any kind, Teletubbies, Veggie Tale characters, Muppets

·       Mime ( false faces, very demonic )

·       Miniatures ( like dolls they have “personalities”, board war games )

·       Any stuffed animals. Particularly teddy bears. Children need children and adults, not pretend "playmates"

In all issues it is recommended that you seek the Lord about these matters. God will show you, if you are sincere, what items are demonic and need to go and what items are safe. Let the Lord lead you. Contact objects draw demons. God wants obedience in all areas. Peace and freedom come when one obeys.

EXODUS 20:4 " You shall not make for yourself a carved image ( "Idol" / NASB ) - any likeness or anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth" (NKJV)

If you "open the door" to demonic spirits they will come in and visit you. They will attach themselves to contact objects. When a child cuddles a doll they are cuddling a demonic sprit. The demons just love to have a child "play house with dolls". The children are innocent for the most part about these matters. While the churches deny demons, curses and try to diminish the effects of witchcraft ( i.e. Halloween ) their members suffer needlessly. Their pastors don't teach the Word of God so the parents have little or no idea about the harm being done to their children. They cannot teach what they are not taught.

Go to your child's bedroom. Look around. PRAY. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you the "dangers" that lurk in the room. You will be surprised to see what really is there as your eyes are opened by the LORD. ASK - He will answer you with truth.

When in doubt, cast them out.


PUPPETRY and "voice throwing" ( ventiloquism )

Puppet: Puppets are figures usually in imitation of life, under an operator's control. They are used for dramatic presentations.

Types of Puppets: There are many different kinds of puppets. Some are worked by strings. Others are worked by rods or held over the hand and fingers, and there are combinations of these types. String puppets are often called marionettes, a word of French origin. It comes from the religious puppet plays of the Middle Ages in which one of the puppet characters represented the Virgin Mary. The name Little Mary, or marionette, came to be given the other puppets.

Types of puppets are the hand puppet, the rod puppet, the hand-and-rod puppet, and the finger puppet. There are also flat puppets known as shadow figures, used to cast black or colored shadows on a screen. Puppets may be moved by strings, wires, rods, hands, fingers, or magnetic attraction. They can be controlled from above, below, at a level with the operator, or from the back or sides of the stage, depending on the type of puppet.

A dummy, such as Charlie McCarthy, used in combination with ventriloquism, or "voice throwing", is operated from the back and held level with the ventriloquist. There are strings and rods inside such dummies and these work the head and the features. The ventriloquist's arm, which supports the dummy, also gives some movement to the body. The limbs of the dummy are usually moved only as they swing with the body. See Ventriloquism.

Hand puppets are one of the easiest types to make, though not to operate. The hand puppet, in its simplest form, needs only a head on a tube like costume. It is drawn over the hand, like a glove. The forefinger works the head, and the thumb and middle finger the two arms. Such puppets are often sold as toys, because even a child's hand can produce entertaining movements of the figure. Puppets made of paper bags are a popular variety of hand puppets among amateur puppeteers, or operators of puppet shows.

Road puppets and shadow figures may be made simply, of everyday materials, and they also can be worked easily, even by young children. Varieties of these types are sometimes found in toy stores. String puppets are the most popular type in the United States.

Early Puppets: Greek Literature of about 300 B.C. refers to "string-pullers", possibly puppeteers. Small jointed puppets or dolls with a wire attached to the head have been found in children's graves in Greece and Italy, and date back to about A.D. 100. After the break-up of the Roman Empire, the puppet theater kept alive some of the traditions of the Roman theater. It is thought that string-operated solid puppets originated in the Western World, and then went eastward to China, and over the Bering Strait to the Americas. American Indians were using them before the coming of the white man. The flat shadow figures probably originated in Asia and made their way westward, reaching Europe and America during the 1700's as opaque silhouettes. There was then a vogue for black cut-paper figures.

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From another ministry:

Dolls – Idols – Clothing – Contact Objects – Witchcraft - Pictures

SUNDIAL - Found this advertisement - "Sundial is a symbol of eternal life, spirit of eternal love." Maybe you need to get rid of yours, and dial the SON.

FLAMINGO (bird) - Got this from Public TV - According to African myth, the Phoenix (Egyptian god) was on fire in a volcano fire. When the fire died down, in the ashes, was the Flamingo. Flamingo's are called "The Fire Bird". Phoenicians believed Flamingo feathers would bring immortality. Their diet causes their red color.

Regarding witchcraft: witchcraft is abounding. We see the mixture everywhere. The clothing manufacturers even put it into our clothes. The leviathan alligator is the symbol of high pride. It portrays the idea of "if you can afford that, then you are really dressed." There are a lot of wild patterns in the clothing which are symbolic of confusion. There are many satanic symbols hidden in clothing such as the yen and the yang, the baphomet, or goat's head, which is the symbol of the church of satan. Many labels are expressions of defeat or pride. Everyone puts their names on the clothing so man, by wearing these name brands, can feel built up and mighty in his own stature. The world wants to make a statement that they have money and position. This deception is a lie from satan. He is trying to make people think they are something they are not. The ties that men wear - the neck represents the will, so if a man puts on a tie that has satanic symbols on it he will be in bondage in certain areas of his service to the Lord. Remember the little foxes spoil the vine. The paisley print is a satanic symbol from India, and also has a Catholic connection. satan wants to change the identity of man which is God's love. satan wants to produce a beast incapable of love or feelings. If man wears satan's labels, then satan has the right to attack.

SOME OBJECTS TO DESTROY: (See Lev. 11:13-21 and Deut. 14:7-19)

Some accursed objects are: owls, frogs, unicorns, dolphins, dragons, horseshoes; items from other countries such as Africa, China, Japan; American Indian artifacts, carvings, pictures, buddha statutes. Dolls and stuffed animals - dolls originated in voodoo. Paisley pattern on anything. Nike is a Greek god, according to the dictionary.

Collections, Pictures of movie stars, some items passed down from ancestors, Shamrocks, Any kind of good luck charm, Statues, Oriental objects, African items, Indian items, American Indian items, Any items that are used in witchcraft, The Book of Mormon, satanic bible, Books on other religions, Rock and roll music, etc

You do not have to worship any item for it to be idolatry. Just having these things in your home give demons "legal right" to be in your home.

Deuteronomy 7:25 "The graven images of their gods you shall burn with fire. You shall not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest you be ensnared by it, for it is an abomination to the Lord your God. 26) Neither shall you bring an abomination (an idol) into your house, lest you become an accursed thing like it; but you shall utterly detest and abhor it, for it is an accursed thing."