Dora Dance Recital Puppet Theater

Dora Dance Recital Puppet Theater

Dora's having a dance recital! Kids can re-create the show and make up their own dances with this shoebox theater. See more Dora Ballet Activities

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Dora Dance Recital Puppet Theater

Craft Features

Parent Supervision Needed
This craft requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or intricate handiwork.
Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.

Developmental Skills

Create with Us
Create with us skills involve self-expression, experimentation, and imagination through visual arts (like painting and sculpting), dramatic play, cooking, and dance.
Count with Us
Count with us skills include: numbers, counting, measurement, math terms (more than, less than, circle) and math concepts (comparisons, shapes, patterns).
MOVE with us
Move with us skills include: gross motor (like running and dancing), fine motor (like tracing and cutting), healthy habits, and safety awareness.
Ages: 3-5

Materials

  • Dora Dance Theater Printables
  • Safety scissors
  • Shoe box (grown-up size with attached lid is recommended)
  • Construction paper (optional)
  • Glue stick or tape
  • Craft sticks (or popsicle sticks, pencils, chopsticks)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Print out the <a href="dora-dance-theater-printable.jhtml">Dora Dance Theater Printables</a>, which include the puppets and theater decorations.

  2. Step 2

    Help your child cut out the puppets following the dotted lines and the theater decorations to fit the box. Using tape or glue, stick down the floor first, then the back curtains, followed by the outside curtains, and finally the dome. You can use the photo as a guide as you help your child decorate the box.<br><br> For a more finished look, use construction paper to cover the top and sides of the box.

  3. Step 3: Get Your Dancers Ready

    Glue or tape the characters to craft sticks (or Popsicle sticks, pencils, or chopsticks). Now your child has puppets and can put on a show in the shoe box theater!

  4. Step 4 (Optional)

    A fun way for your child to prop up the puppets is to use an egg carton. To do this, cut the lid off an egg carton then cut the egg carton lengthwise into two long 6-cup rows. Turn all the egg cup sections upside down so the open ends are faced down. Cut a small slit in the top of each egg cup, wide enough to fit the Popsicle stick, pencils, or chopsticks. Then slide the puppet into the slit. Now you've got standing puppets!

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