Photo Crafts and Activities

Photo Puppet Theater

The Photo Puppet Theater photo craft turns your life story into a play. Make puppets using your baby photos as well as recent photos. Then tell your own story in your very own puppet theater.

What You'll Need:

  • Photographs of yourself
  • Blunt scissors
  • Craft sticks
  • Craft glue
  • Cardboard box
  • Poster paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Fabric (to cover the box opening)

Step 1: Find some pictures of yourself from when you were a baby. Get one of your old school pictures and then find one or two taken the most recently.

Step 2: Ask permission to cut out 'yourselves' and glue a craft stick to the back of each photo.

Step 3: Make a box stage to act out your play. Cut out the bottom of the box. Decorate it with paint to make it look like a room in your house. Add a curtain to your stage. Glue a piece of fabric across the top front edge of the box. Pull it back over the top to raise the curtain.

Step 4: Tell your own story with your stick puppets.

Once you've completed your Photo Puppet Theater, ask a friend to create their own photo puppets. Combine your puppets for a bigger cast of characters and create even more stories for your theater.

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