Since they constantly seek new and exciting outlets for children's ministries, it should be no surprise that white Christians have stumbled upon puppet ministry as a viable option for the entertainment and Biblical training of their children.
Like the potluck, this white Christian activity may be a difficult one to understand at first. Upon closer examination, however, puppet ministry was an inevitable development- you just need to think beyond these fuzzy little characters whose goodness or evil is as easily identifiable as the thickness and angle of their felt eyebrows (SPOILER ALERT: thick + slanted = evil, thin + parabolic = good).
It's not only the actual puppets that white Christians like, it's the puppet teams and puppet culture surrounding this ministry that makes it so appealing. Puppets combine the white Christian's love of soft/cute things (particularly felt), skits, and doing things for children. Puppets are like live action 3-D flannelgraphs (and anyone who has been in Sunday School knows how popular these can be).
In addition, the physical representation of Bible stories and characters allows white Christians to white-up or "cauc-ify" their Biblical heroes. A white Moses? A yard of pink felt and a fluffy cotton beard will make that happen in no time flat.