DIY Puppet Theaters

Puppet Theaters

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Materials:

  • Shoebox
  • Acrylic or Craft Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Craft Knife (for adult use only!)
  • Pencils & Paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Popsicle Sticks
  1. Cut an 8” x 2.5” rectangle out of one top of a shoebox (oriented so that the portion normally covered by the lid will be facing out)
  2. Paint the exterior of their shoebox to make first with a white base color. Then paint over the base color with the design that you would like on the outside of their puppet theaters.
  3. Cut out puppets from paper or fabric and glue them onto Popsicle sticks, so that they may be lowered into the opening at the top of the puppet theater.
  4. Paint or draw a backdrop for their play on a sheet of paper and put on your show!
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Etsy Craft Party

After a busy Thursday of paperwork, it was wonderful to end the day with my first Etsy Craft Party!

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The good people at the welcome table were nice enough to write out my name badge for me because I was busy carrying paperwork (see first sentence of this post), girl scout cookies (I finally was able to pick them up from my friend whose little sister a I purchased them from months ago), a delicious Kimchi Taco, and a can of Coca-Cola.

As one woman filled out my name for me, another friendly helper gave me a craft bag and instructions for this year’s craft. The party this year had a theme of giving back to your community, so our community made hand puppets for the Children’s Aid Society.

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They also hand lots of cool stickers for us to take home as souvenirs!

I met up with a friend at the craft party, but I also got to experience a lot of friendly new people at my table. It was nice to see some friendly faces working on a craft and sharing a few supplies and stories along the way. They were a pretty funny bunch too! Who know you could crack jokes about scissors and thread that are actually funny?

I didn’t make it to the very beginning of the party, so I wasn’t able to stay long enough to see the team of sewing machine volunteers stich my puppet together (I’m pretty bummed about that) but I did take a few pictures of the embroidery I did, so you can get an idea of what it looks like as an almost-finished-product.

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This was very fun and I love the cause! I can’t wait for more Etsy parties in the future!