How to make a super easy puppet theater for kidsA few days ago I told you about our epic Saturday in Santa Monica when we went to the park, saw a puppet show, made a washi tape mural and ate at one of the best deli’s in LA.  I promised I’d share how we used our mural.  Here it is! We made the easiest puppet theater ever.  All you need is a crib.  Those babies sure come in handy sometimes.  If you don’t have a crib at your house, try a coffee table.  That should work just as well.  Just tape the mural to the side of the crib/coffee table and start the show.

How to make a super easy puppet theater for kidsTo be honest, turning our washi tape mural into a puppet theater wasn’t exactly my plan from the get go.  I didn’t know what we’d do with it, but when I saw Gigi and Ev playing with the puppets we had made earlier thanks to the amazing generosity of The Puppet School, the light bulb went off.  We had the puppets, all we needed was a theater.

How to make a super easy puppet theater for kidsSo I taped both sides of the mural to D’s crib and it was pretty much game on after that.  Gigi gasped the minute she saw it and begged for me to put her in the crib.  Why sure I’ll put you in a contained space while you play with puppets for almost an hour.  No problem!

How to make a super easy puppet theater for kidsHow to make a super easy puppet theater for kidsIt was awesome.  She sang, she danced, she even layed down for a while and pretended to sleep with the puppets.

How to make a super easy puppet theater for kidsHow to make a super easy puppet theater for kidsI think you can tell from the pics that major fun was had.  We’re keeping the mural rolled up in the closet for future productions.  I’m hoping her sister joins in next time.  This could be the start of something really good.  Thanks for reading along everyone and if you live in LA, check out The Puppet School. It’s super awesome.  They host all kinds of parties and workshops.  Really cool!

How to make a super easy puppet theater for kids