K decided she wanted a puppet theatre for her birthday at the start of June. I turned to Pinterest as usual for ideas but couldn’t find what I wanted.
I then had a brainwave of using an old bookcase for the theatre and decorating it. We brought the bookcase out of storage, broke the back off it along with taking out a shelf.
I then cut a curtain in half and hemmed both raw edges before stapling it to the wooden frame, I overlaid the top with blue felt and used the same felt to cover the bottom
so far it is as below:
I need to add ribbons as tie backs and a blind to hide what is going on before the show starts. Should I have letters on the top on the blue felt?
I have so far made two puppets well three actually but one is too small! I have made
- an elephant- tiny and won’t be any use to K
- a girl which is nearly finished just needs face embroidered on
- another elephant this time more than big enough
I want to make
- a boy
- a dog
- a fairy
We already have two puppets here a pig and a teddy bear so I think lots of random shows will be happening in our house soon. I might also make some sock puppets if I have time.
I will take photos of the puppets tomorrow and do an updated post