Puppets have become a source of fascination with all of our recent library trips (weekly puppet shows) so a project of this sort has been rolling around in my head for awhile. There a wealth of ideas on how to make your own puppet theater but I really wanted to recycle something we already had on hand. Ours is still a work-in-progress but I thought I’d show you the beginnings. The box we had on hand was 10 x 8 x 2…and perfect. I removed the tape to loosen all of the flaps and opened up the box completely.
With the box laying on one of its 10″ sides, I folded the two long flaps inward until they touched (forming a triangle) and used the hot glue gun to secure them to one another.
Next, I repeated the previous step with the two opposite long flaps, only this time, I folded them outward, and glued them to one another, forming another triangle on top.
The remaining four short flaps, I left alone because they provided a stable base.
Then we painted it together with non-toxic acrylic. Yes, it was a bit messy but oh so much fun, and it was off to the scrap basket in search of the perfect material for curtains. I just quickly hemmed the bottom of each panel on the sewing machine, used the hot glue gun to fasten each one securely at the top, and tied them back with a few inches of red yarn.