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Se7en’s Teeny Tiny Toothpick Puppet Shows

October 10th, 2010 · 25 Comments

My kids love and adore puppet shows and this week they made mini-puppet shows to demonstrate their story and they ended up playing with them for hours…

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So here’s how to make your own mini puppet theatre in Se7en Steps:

  1. Start with a blank envelope and draw a window/stage…DSC_0627
  2. Snip your window out…
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  4. Then you can add any number of backdrops by slipping them into your envelope…
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  6. And I mean any number of backdrops…
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  8. Then you need to make some puppets: We used toothpicks and blank stickers…
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  10. Draw your puppet onto a blank sticker… the front on one sticker and the back on another.
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  12. Sandwich a toothpick between your stickers…
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    And the Se7en + 1th Thing…

  14. Either cut a slit in the bottom of your envelope or make a slit just along the base of the stage so that the storyteller can tell their story and manipulate their puppets.
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And you are done:

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Here are some of their stories…

Hood #1: This story told itself!!!

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Hood #2: Once upon a time, on a dark, dark night. The giant library was in confusion. In the air was a fight between a dark witch and a white wizard. A bright flash, And darkness filled the room. When the darkness lifted the dark witch was unconscious and all was peaceful.

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Hood #3: This is the story of the Selfish Giant…

DSC_0693 Hood #4: Once upon a time there was a ghost… and an evil ninja killed the ghost. He took the prettiest princess and locked her in the tallest tower. Then a most evil man looked after the princess and the sensei saved her, right at the very end.

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Hood #5: One day some people on a dark, dark island were having a feast. When the feast was over. The forest went on fire and everyone ran away.

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Hood #6: Once upon a time there was a forest with nobody going to be there. What was going to be happening? A storm came. And then there was nice grass and we all had a picnic.

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That’s us – Have a fabulous weekend!!!

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