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…
So here’s how to make your own mini puppet theatre in Se7en Steps:
- Start with a blank envelope and draw a window/stage…
- Snip your window out…
- Then you can add any number of backdrops by slipping them into your envelope…
- And I mean any number of backdrops…
- Then you need to make some puppets: We used toothpicks and blank stickers…
- Draw your puppet onto a blank sticker… the front on one sticker and the back on another.
- Sandwich a toothpick between your stickers…
- 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.
And the Se7en + 1th Thing…
And you are done:
Here are some of their stories…
Hood #1: This story told itself!!!
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.
Hood #3: This is the story of the Selfish Giant…
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.
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.
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.
That’s us – Have a fabulous weekend!!!
28 Replies to “Se7en’s Teeny Tiny Toothpick Puppet Shows”
BEYOND AMAZING! I LOVE THIS! I’d pay big bucks to be in the audience. Your kiddos really know how to put on a show!
Hay KM, I think we would pay Big Bucks to have you in the audience!!! Hope you are all well and having a fun weekend!!!
Wonderful project, my daughter is going to love this idea, we were just looking at a much more complicated puppet theater, but I think this one is more out speed! thanks so very much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! All the best!
Hay CreativeJewishmom, I am so glad to take part in your Craft Schooling Sunday!!! Have a great day!!!
aaaah classic! love the stories.
Hi Olivia, These guys are sure good at funny, funny stories!!!
Love this idea. So very creative. My boys are going to love it.
Hi Bek, I am so glad you stopped by. We have used our toothpick puppet shows for so many things – acting out history and read-a-louds, they have been so fun!!! Hope you have a good week!!!
The toothpick puppet show is adorable! Great idea. Will have to try and will link back when we do.
Thank you for sharing:)
I can’t get off your blog!! So many fun ideas. Thanks for sharing!
Oh Jeana, Your comment made my day!!! Thank you so much stopping by and leaving a comment!!! Hope you have the most fabulous weekend!!!