Transform a plain cardboard box into a playhouse with curtains, moving scenery, and doors that open and close for each act. You can use our templates to make chow chows, frogs, sharks, rabbits, fish, and birds, or fashion your own paper animals using your imagination. Joined with brass paper fasteners, the puppets' limbs are pulled by strings, and sturdy dowels enable you to move the figures around the stage.
Create your puppet show around a particular setting, such as the ocean or forest; children will enjoy thinking up stories, songs, and characters for performances. Of course, adults should supervise children when making this project. For her Turkey Hill Theatre, Martha uses an 18-by-18-inch cardboard box; adjust the dimensions to your desired size.
After you're finished, make Paper Puppets to go in your theatre.