Summer Craft Boredom Buster: Make a Medieval Puppet Theater (& we announce our contest winners)

make a puppet theater

Make this Medieval Puppet Theater.

How much fun would your kids have with this puppet theater? Pretty grand, eh? And, how great is it that it’s built without any power tools? It’s also lightweight enough that you can pick it up and easily move it from room to room.

This project definitely requires an adult, but the kids can help, too.  Use our patterns and step-by-step instructions to cut out the pieces, and then have the kids help decorate it. We used a foam-safe spray paint, but we recommend children use a brush-on acrylic craft paint.

Don’t forget the puppets! Every Medieval Puppet Theater needs a Friendly Dragon and a Royal King. Or, if you prefer, you can make the Flying Dragon Marionette.  Designer Kathleen George made today’s projects.

Kid's craft: make a dragon puppet

Friendly Dragon Puppet

Instructions to make a Royal King Puppet

Royal King Puppet

Kid's craft: make a dragon marionette

Flying Dragon Marionette

Now, let the show begin!

Contest Update: Winner of our kids’ craft prize package from last week is Mary, who loves cookie dough & peanut butter cup ice cream. Please contact me, Mary, so we can work out the details.

On Tuesday, Christine Mays Gant and Jenny Barnett Rohrs won copies of the project book A Notion to Celebrate. (We had such great participation that I decided to pick two winners.) Congratulations! Please contact me with your mailing address.

Happy crafting!


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6 Responses to Summer Craft Boredom Buster: Make a Medieval Puppet Theater (& we announce our contest winners)

  1. My five year old has seen me knitting puppets for a local PBS kids’ show, then took a basic puppet class at her summer camp, and now has announced that the theme for her birthday party this fall must be making puppets and then doing performance with them. I have to manage about 20 4-6 year olds doing this and was dreading how to make a theatre, but I’m totally going to base what I do on your instructions. Thanks so much! 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Kimberly. I’m so glad we could provide you with inspiration. I love your daughter’s idea for a puppet themed birthday party — it will be a blast! Your daughter sounds very creative, like her mama. Good luck with the party! Sharon

  2. WOW! what a neat project!
    (my kids would have to make harry potter puppets, though! lol)

  3. Trisha says:

    You could also use the Crystal Princess and Fairy for this project to have more puppets. They could easily be converted to a puppet using a dowel rod. There are many character projects in craft collection that could be used as puppets in the same way.

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