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DIY Puppet Theater

By: Laura Bray for Laura Bray Designs

Create a fun play space for your kids with this easy DIY Puppet Theater from Laura Bray.  Made with easy to find supplies and materials, this puppet theater is quick to put together and is perfect for a children's play room.  Get the whole family in on the fun and make your very own puppet theater for your family.

diy theater


  • Elmer's Tri-Fold Foam Display Board
  • Painter's tape
  • Plaid FolkArt Paints
  • Felt
  • Buttons Galore and More Buttons
  • Wood Frame
  • Martha Stewart's Chalkboard Paint
  • Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
  • Velcro(R) Brand Fasteners
  • Fabric



  1. Cut a window into the center of your tri-fold display board.
  2. Using painter's tape create vertical stripes on display board.

    DIY Puppet theater
  3. Paint stripes and then remove the painter's tape.  Allow paint to completely dry.
  4. Create felt flowers.  You can create these freehand or using a die cut machine.
  5. Glue the felt flowers onto the puppet theater. Glue buttons into the center of the flowers.  You can also create a banner using felt & buttons.
  6. Glue a lightweight frame underneath the theater window.  Paint inside of the frame with chalkboard paint.  This will allow your child to write in the name of their show.
  7. Measure window opening and sew fabric curtains.
  8. Use Velcro (R) Brand Fasteners to attach curtains to the inside of the theater.  I used a combination of the adhesive backed fasteners (to attach to the theater) and the sew-on fasteners (sewn to the fabric).  I figured this would ensure that both sides would be secure as possible.  Other tutorials use rope to hang the curtains, but I was pretty sure that would come down in a few days.  This solutions also ensures that the theater can fold-up which allows for easy storage.

    DIY Puppet theater
  9. Now all you have to do is get out the puppets and start the show.  The theater can also be used as a drive-thru window for your child's make believe restaurant. 

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