Monday, April 23, 2012

Tissue Box Puppet Theater

M-girl is always creating things, and often uses recycled materials for her projects. I thought I would showcase her most recent creation, in honor of Earth Day. Using little more than an empty tissue box, she created a tiny, puppet theater. She did the entire project, from initial concept to finish, entirely on her own.

Using an empty tissue box, she turned it into a little theater for stick puppets. M-girl decided that the theatre needed a paint job for the first step.

Then she designed a rolling, scenery-changing background. She cut slits in the tissue box, and glued small sheets of paper together. She drew a different scene on each paper, and finally attached the whole thing to empty toilet paper tubes.

What theater is complete without luxurious, velvet curtains? M-girl re-used the fabric from an old, out-grown skirt. Beautiful, aren't they?

Now it was time for the puppets. M-girl is a perfectionist, and made various attempts before getting her puppet people just right. So far she has made a prairie family, but she has plans to make even more puppets for her new theater.

The final result! M-girl has a new toy, made of recycled materials and her own hard work. Best of all, she had a great time making it!

Ladies and gentlemen take your seats please. It's time for the show!



  1. I'm impressed! Such imagination and talent. Good job to M-girl. I wish I could attend a show:)

    1. She's always coming up with something! Kids can amaze you sometimes!

  2. Love it! I love the curtains! So creative. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for hosting, it was fun!