Dora's Dancing Forest Puppet Theater

Dora's Dancing Forest Puppet Theater

The only way to help Dora get through the Dancing Forest is to make her dance, and your preschooler can help! Use our printables to set up the forest scene, and make finger puppets of Dora and the trees so your preschooler can play along with the episode.

Watch Dora Every Day on Nick Jr.Watch Dora Every Day on Nick Jr.

Dora's Dancing Forest Puppet Theater

Craft Features

Lots for Kids to Do
This craft has plenty of steps kids can do, like tracing, coloring, decorating, and cutting with safety scissors.
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.
Ages: 4-6

Materials

Directions

  1. Step 1: Print the Backdrop and Set Up the Scene

    Print out Dora Forest Puppet Theater Backdrop. Trim the images if necessary to fit the inside of your shoe box. Refer to our photo and glue the printouts to the back, side walls, and the bottom of your shoe box.

  2. Step 2: Make the Puppets

    Print the Dora Dancing Trees Finger Puppets and help your child cut them out. Apply glue to one end of the tab and affix to the other end to form a loop. Now you have finger puppets!

  3. Step 3: Put on a Show

    Place the box on the edge of a table and add a loop of tape to the bottom to attach it firmly in place. Wearing the finger puppets of dancing trees and Dora and Boots, your child can provide her own account of Dora's adventure to get home for her birthday party!

  1. More Dora the Explorer
    1. Ice Cream Cone Wrappers

      Dress up cones with cute Nick Jr. characters!

    2. Dora Popcorn Holders

      Explore a new way to snack with Dora!

    3. Dora T-Shirt

      Print and create for your Dora the Explorer fan!

    4. Dora the Explorer Bracelet

      Jelly beans make a sweet and fashionable treat for Dora fans!

    5. Dora Cupcake Wrappers

      Every explorer will love these festive cupcake decorations!

    6. Dora's Flower Bouquet

      This keepsake homemade gift for Mom will last long after the special day is over!

    7. Dora's Cereal Box Soccer Game

      Transform a cereal box into a soccer field!

    8. Dora Soccer T-Shirt

      Print this decal and create a sporty tee for your explorer-to-be!

    9. Dora Soccer Puppet

      Make this simple paper puppet and play soccer with Dora!

    10. Dora's Easter Basket

      Get kids ready for Easter egg hunts by crafting a beautiful basket!

    11. Dora's Cereal Box Maze

      Turn a cereal box into a craft that will aMAZE your kids!

    12. Dora in Wonderland Clock

      Tick, tock, Dora and Boots are inside this clock!

    13. Dora's Mix & Match Craft

      It's paper dolls with a modern twist!

    14. Dora's Backpack Craft

      Turn a cereal box into a cute storage box for kids

    15. Nick Jr. Wind Catcher Craft

      Kids will be blown away by this beautiful outdoor decoration!

    16. Nick Jr. Centerpiece

      Invite your child's favorite Nick Jr. friends to the kids table with this printable craft

    17. Dora Ice Skating Board Game

      The race is on between Dora and the Ice Witch!

    18. Fall Welcome Door Sign

      Greet visitors with a colorful display featuring your child's Nick Jr. friends

    19. Dora Ice Skating Iron-on Craft

      Make a plain t-shirt or tote spectacular by adding our exclusive Dora decal

    20. Dora Treat Sack Iron-On

      Create your very own trick-or-treat bag with Dora!

    21. Nick Jr. Cornucopia

      Kids can help get ready for the feast by adding color to this printable centerpiece!

    22. Dora's Map of Latin America

      To celebrate Hispanic Heritage month Dora tours Latin America

    23. Dora & Boots Skate Charms

      Customize kids' skates with an amazing shrink film craft

    24. Dora Roller Skating Iron-On

      Gear up for Dora's Great Roller Skate Adventure with this exclusive t-shirt design!

    25. Dora's Skate Park Craft

      If kids can't wait to skate, create this cereal box playground!

    26. Nick Jr. Guess Who Game

      Make a new memory game in minutes with our easy printable templates

    27. Father's Day Goody Bags

      This goody bag is dressed up for Dad's special day!

    28. Nick Jr. Spring Door Sign

      Make a door sign that will bloom in any room!

    29. Nick Jr. Spring Mobile

      Shower your little flower with quality crafting time!

    30. Dora's Perrito Puppet

      Make this simple paper puppet and play fetch with Dora's little puppy!

    1. More Crafts
      1. Ice Cream Cone Wrappers

        Dress up cones with cute Nick Jr. characters!

      2. Dora Popcorn Holders

        Explore a new way to snack with Dora!

      3. Dora T-Shirt

        Print and create for your Dora the Explorer fan!

      4. Dora the Explorer Bracelet

        Jelly beans make a sweet and fashionable treat for Dora fans!

      5. Dora Cupcake Wrappers

        Every explorer will love these festive cupcake decorations!

      6. Dora's Flower Bouquet

        This keepsake homemade gift for Mom will last long after the special day is over!

      7. Dora's Cereal Box Soccer Game

        Transform a cereal box into a soccer field!

      8. Dora Soccer T-Shirt

        Print this decal and create a sporty tee for your explorer-to-be!

      9. Dora Soccer Puppet

        Make this simple paper puppet and play soccer with Dora!

      10. Dora's Easter Basket

        Get kids ready for Easter egg hunts by crafting a beautiful basket!

      11. Dora's Cereal Box Maze

        Turn a cereal box into a craft that will aMAZE your kids!

      12. Dora in Wonderland Clock

        Tick, tock, Dora and Boots are inside this clock!

      13. Dora's Mix & Match Craft

        It's paper dolls with a modern twist!

      14. Dora's Backpack Craft

        Turn a cereal box into a cute storage box for kids

      15. Nick Jr. Wind Catcher Craft

        Kids will be blown away by this beautiful outdoor decoration!

      16. Nick Jr. Centerpiece

        Invite your child's favorite Nick Jr. friends to the kids table with this printable craft

      17. Dora Ice Skating Board Game

        The race is on between Dora and the Ice Witch!

      18. Fall Welcome Door Sign

        Greet visitors with a colorful display featuring your child's Nick Jr. friends

      19. Dora Ice Skating Iron-on Craft

        Make a plain t-shirt or tote spectacular by adding our exclusive Dora decal

      20. Dora Treat Sack Iron-On

        Create your very own trick-or-treat bag with Dora!

      21. Nick Jr. Cornucopia

        Kids can help get ready for the feast by adding color to this printable centerpiece!

      22. Dora's Map of Latin America

        To celebrate Hispanic Heritage month Dora tours Latin America

      23. Dora & Boots Skate Charms

        Customize kids' skates with an amazing shrink film craft

      24. Dora Roller Skating Iron-On

        Gear up for Dora's Great Roller Skate Adventure with this exclusive t-shirt design!

      25. Dora's Skate Park Craft

        If kids can't wait to skate, create this cereal box playground!

      26. Nick Jr. Guess Who Game

        Make a new memory game in minutes with our easy printable templates

      27. Father's Day Goody Bags

        This goody bag is dressed up for Dad's special day!

      28. Nick Jr. Spring Door Sign

        Make a door sign that will bloom in any room!

      29. Nick Jr. Spring Mobile

        Shower your little flower with quality crafting time!

      30. Dora's Perrito Puppet

        Make this simple paper puppet and play fetch with Dora's little puppy!