Monday, May 25, 2009

Doorway Puppet Theater

"Doorway Puppet Theater" from Better Homes and Gardens.

Think my nephew would like this for Christmas?!?? We certainly had fun with the puppets at the Children's Museum last summer. You could pair this up with a puppet-making kit (brown paper bags and craft supplies, anybody?)--what an easy children's gift to give.

"Step 1: Start with a curtain that's at least half an inch wider than the doorframe, and cut out an opening for the "stage" (this one measures 18 by 16 inches).

Step 2: To make the stage's "curtains," select a contrasting fabric, and cut out a square that's slightly larger than the opening. Snip that square in half, then pin both pieces to the back of the opening at the top.

Step 3: For an extra (optional) fillip, cut triangles from a third fabric and pin them to the front of the opening at the top.

Step 4: Pin two 12-inch ribbon "tiebacks" to each side of the opening's front.

Step 5: Frame the stage — and sew the curtains, triangles, and tiebacks in place — by stitching ribbon around the opening.

Step 6: Sew a loop of ribbon onto the curtain's top corners, then hang from nails on the doorframe."

1 comment:

Sewing-Chick said...

This is great! I was going to make a puppet theatre from an old quilt rack, but this looks much simpler and easier to store!