With a puppet theater kids can do a lot of creative things.
They can make puppets to use in the theater, write stories or plays for the puppets, and manipulate the puppets for an audience.
Puppets can be made out of almost any kind of material, and your child can spend many happy hours making and dressing puppets.
Use these creative ideas to get your youngster started. He or she could also film a puppet show and watch it later. What a great gift for a grandparent!
Tabletop Puppet Theatre for Under $5
Create a tabletop puppet theater for under $5 using a cardboard box and colored electrical tape. Or you could use spray paint.
PVC Pipe Puppet Theater
Create a puppet theater with PVC pipe and fabric for curtains.
Puppet Theater and Flannel Board
Craft this puppet theater and flannel board from a bookshelf. The puppets can be stored on the shelves.
Cardboard Box Puppet Theater
Craft a cardboard box puppet theater by cutting the sides and top of a window in a cardboard box. Add a dowel for hanging the curtains.
Puppet Out of a Stuffed Animal
This great tutorial shows how to make a puppet out of a stuffed animal. It’s a great idea for unused stuffed animals.
Plastic Spoon Puppets
Another clever idea for making puppets is this plastic spoon puppets tutorial. Kids can easily make these themselves.
Make fun felt finger puppets from storybook characters.
These cute animal finger puppets will be quickly made and will work well with the puppet theater.
Make easy finger puppets by folding paper and drawing a face.
Royal Stick Puppets
Make royal stick puppets to use in the puppet theater. Cut out pictures of any animals or people to make more stick puppets.
Stick Animal Puppets
Make cute animal faces and attach them to the end of craft sticks. These stick animal puppets will be fun to use in the puppet theater.