Transform a cardboard box into a tiny theater
- Watch the How To video below made by expert puppeteer Sara Peattie.
- If you haven’t already, watch Sara’s 3-part video, which uses a tiny theater she made from a card board box (go to inspiration page to watch this video).
- Download the “proscenium arch” at the bottom of the page designed by Kari Percival; color it in and cut it out and glue it to a cereal box as shown in Sara’s videos. Or make your own version of a decorative theater stage!
- You may have to print your puppets out at 50% reduced size to fit in your puppet theater. Make the theater first, and then test out the puppet size before you decorate them. And you can always draw your own versions at whatever size you want!
- Your theater should have a slot cut in the top of the box (so you can lower puppets down through it) and slots on the sides of the box (so you can push or pull puppets along the stage). You will have to attach your sticks in the correct orientation to use the slots.
- a cracker box (you can use any small box, like a cereal, cracker, or cookie box)
- a medium sized cardboard box
- a cat litter bin, which offers good lighting because of its light color and translucent material.
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