Enjoy interactive, curriculum-inspired puppet building workshops for children ages 4 & up. Participants become puppet makers and puppeteers as they each create a puppet and perform with it on our classroom stage or in your home "studio". Ages 2 and 3 are welcome if accompanied by an adult puppet builder. Learning activities in the instructor-led sessions and the puppet design correlate with the current Family Series performance theme.
Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ To-Go Kits
We will assemble individual bags of puppet-making materials for each person in your group. You supply glue and/or tape. Makes a great follow-up art activity to further engage students and reinforce what they've learned at the Center. Comes with an illustrated step-by-step instruction sheet and/or video instructions.
Cost: Workshop is included in an All-Inclusive Ticket; $4.50 for Members and $6.50 for General Public when purchased a la carte. Click here for information about group/field trip pricing.
All workshops are subject to availability.
Create-A-Puppet Workshops™ on Etsy
Single-Use | Families | Groups
After downloading your PDF packet from our Etsy shop, gather low-cost/no-cost easy to find materials from your classroom or home art studio to build your puppet. and join a live workshop featuring a wide variety of characters across a wide variety of puppetry styles. Many go with the shows we have on-demand on Vimeo.
Three enhanced designs have a video tutorial and learning activity! 16 different designs-- hand, shadow, rod and string, tabletop and rod puppet style options—something for everyone!
-Beauty and the Beast/Burly Beast Rod Puppet
-The Body Detective/Loveable Lips Hand Puppet
-Cinderella Della Circus/Stretcho Rod Puppet
-Dinosaurs/Brachiosaurus Shadow Puppet
-The Little Pirate Mermaid/Stingray Marionette
-The Plant Doctors/Dr. Spud Hand Puppet
-The Reluctant Dragon/Reluctant Dragon Rod & String Puppet
-The Shoemaker and the Elves/Energetic Elf Hand Puppet
-The Velveteen Rabbit/Velveteen Rabbit Tabletop Puppet
-Weather Rocks/Shining Sun Hand Puppet
$3.50 - Single Use | $14.00 - Family Pack | Group/Classroom - $50.00
-Enhanced Single Use with video - $4.50
Create-A-Puppet Workshops™ On-Demand
Live, Interactive Session Via Zoom
Purchase group/classroom pack on Etsy ($50) and add on a 30-minute live, interactive session via Zoom for only $25! Recommended for Ages 4+. Groups only. Email email@example.com to schedule a live, interactive, instructor-led session.
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