DIY: Sock puppets and theatre
Too hot out? Cold? Stay in and make your own fun.
Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 03:29 PM
Large to medium sized cardboard box (from TV, fridge, or bulk-bought food), cut to 6inch depth, with "window" in upper 3/4 of box
Two scraps of red fabric, cut fit to box, for theater curtains
Four 6-inch pieces of string or ribbon, to tie curtains back.
Ten old socks
Twenty old buttons for puppet eyes
Thread and needles
Any scraps of old jeans, shirts, sweaters, fabric lying around at home
1) Staple red curtains to top of theater box.
2) Staple two curtain ties to each side of box (when scene opens, pull each curtain to side and secure with two ties).
3) Sew buttons onto socks for eyes.
4) Use fabric/clothing/ribbon scraps to sew/staple together capes, jackets, pants, hats, etc. for puppets.
5) Get creative. Use whatever's around to decorate puppets. Shells, sea glass, old beads, tin foil scraps, yarn for hair, felt scraps, old play jewelry, etc.
This article originally appeared in Plenty in July 2006. The story was added to MNN.com in July 2009.