Puppet Crafts and Activities for Kids

Puppet Stage

Use brooms, belts, and blankets to make this puppet stage.
Use brooms, belts, and blankets to make this puppet stage.
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Even puppets need a stage to show off their talents! This puppet stage is easy to make and doesn't require a lot of equipment. What You'll Need:

  • 2 brooms
  • Masking tape
  • 3 chairs
  • 3 old belts
  • Blankets or bedspreads

How To Make a Puppet Stage:

Step 1: Ask an adult's permission to borrow two brooms. Lay them on the floor end to end, with the handles overlapping each other by 4 inches. Wrap the broom handles together with lots of masking tape.

Step 2: Arrange two chairs about 2 yards apart with their backs facing each other. Set the broom pole on the chairs, with the straw part of the brooms resting on the chair backs.

Step 3: Prop a third chair, facing the audience, under the part where the broom handles are taped together. Use a belt to wrap the broom pole to the top part of the chair back. Do this at both ends of the broom pole with the other belts. This makes your stage more stable.

Step 4: Throw blankets or bedspreads over the broom pole for curtains. Sit behind the stage, raise your puppets above the broom poles, and let the show begin!

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