You can make a quick DIY puppet theater with simple supplies which will be LOVED and used by all the little ones. Ours has lasted nearly 5 years, so it’s a pretty awesome DIY toy for kids.
Craft an inexpensive and fun puppet theater!
“All the World is a stage… and all the men and women merely players…” Click “Read More” for a quick tutorial.
Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” might not be quoted for our little one in this house yet, but I’m sure we will put the play on the required reading list at some point in her life. I really do enjoy Bill’s stuff.
- easily managed by a young toddler because I don’t want to have to be there to open and close the curtains
- stored easily because we value our space and Mommy loves to swap Danger’s toys to keep them fresh
Supplies for a DIY Puppet Theater
- a $15 tri-fold board like the ones you used at your science fair when you were a wee-one
- some taupe and red foam sheets picked up for .99 each – I didn’t end up using the red because it didn’t match as well as I would’ve liked
- colored duct tape at $4 each – I used colors similar to the ones used in Kin’s video because they went well with our living room colors and I felt they were neutral enough
- glue gun
- an exacto knife and cutting mat
- ruler, or in my case a fabric measuring tape because it was near me
A Very Simple Puppet Theater Tutorial
I followed the steps in this Kin Community’s video on You Tube. I made a few changes, however, so read below.
I had some foam board left over from another project, so I cut out some triangles and added the taupe foam sheets stenciled with Elise’s name. I affixed two pieces of the red ribbon to the board, meeting in the middle, and then layered the triangles on top.