DIY: Make a puppet theater from a cardboard box

[ 7 ] February 19, 2009 |

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I used a refrigerator box from Atomic Appliance in Providence to make our puppet theater.

cardboard box
straight edge / ruler
pencil / markers
utility knife
Make curtains. Hang from dowel or wire or velcro onto box
Make show sign. Attach a small chalkboard to front of theater or make your own sign from masonite and chalkboard paint.

How to:
Cut an opening in the box to make the stage. Keep it simple or decorate theater with paint and curtains. A table top version can easily be made from a smaller cardboard box.

• Make your own puppets from socks or felt.
• Buy crafty pre-made puppets online from  Mahar Dry Goods or Dwell Baby.
• Find plush, realistic puppets (like Folkmani) online or locally at Creatoyvity on Hope Street.


Category: activities: indoor, crafts, free / cheap, play, toys

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids.Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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