When crafting with my own sons, I try to raid our recycling bin for projects. Today I'll be showing you how to create a puppet theater and puppet using recycled and repurposed materials.
Cereal Box Lorax Puppet Theater
Cereal box or other box | Decorative or recycled paper | Glue stick or non-wrinkling paper adhesive | scissors and/or craft knife | Pencil | Ruler| Dowel Rod or stick | Scrap material | Stapler
Materials for Puppet
Scrap fabric (preferably fleece, felt or thick fabric) | Tacky glue | Marker | Scissors | Popsicle stick
Cut the back of the cereal box in half
Then cut it out and trace it onto the top of the box. You'll need to trace it twice, once on each side.
Next you need to cut a window for the theater. I traced a box I had on my bookshelf, but a book or other rectangular object would do just fine.
Ta da! You have the basic bones of your theater.
I used two sheets of the paper, one of which was cut in half to cover the side panels.
and folded the edges in, gluing them down.
then push the dowel through the hole.
And there you go!
I used some scrap orange fleece I had on hand and cut a template out of cardboard to make a Lorax figure
Then I cut out the figure from the fabric
First glue the stick to the cardboard
Then glue on the fabric.
and added a bit of fringe.
I also cut out some eyes from white felt
Then I glued the facial features on with tacky glue.