A large box
a Towel or
other large piece of cloth.
a Craft knife
paper, felt and cloth
Any thing else
you can think of!
Take a Large
Box. You can get one from an appliance store, a local plumber or you can
buy them at a U-Haul store for just a few dollars.
Cut out your
theatre! About 3/4ths the way up your box, using the craft knife, cut a
"window" from your box. About 1-1/2 foot tall by 2 feet wide is a great
Now, using the
glue gun, hang the towel or material along the inside, top of the window.
The puppets will perform between the box and the curtain. This way, they can
stand and not be seen from the audience.
My children love
to decorate the box as well. I think drawing in curtains, the orchestra pit
and an audience is great fun and keeps them busy longer! :)
Using the glue,
scissors, buttons, scraps of paper, felt and cloth, let your children make
their puppets. Be sure to watch them with those scissors!
Enjoy the fun!