I used a refrigerator box from Atomic Appliance in Providence to make our puppet theater.
straight edge / ruler
pencil / markers
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.
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.