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DIY: Make a puppet theater from a cardboard box

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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.

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