Mighty Knights Shoe Box Puppet Theater

Mighty Knights Shoe Box Puppet Theater

Now kids can perform a "Tale of The Mighty Knights." It all begins with our printables and a shoe box!

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Mighty Knights Shoe Box 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.
Ages: 3-6

Materials

Tip: For a miniature version of this theater, use a kids' size shoe box.

Directions

  1. Step 1: Print out the backdrops

    Print out the nine-page Mighty Knights Castle Backdrops to decorate the inside and outside of your shoe box.

  2. Step 2: Design the set

    Help your child cut out the backdrops to fit your box. There are pages for outside walls (small stones), towers, turrets, and interior walls/floor (larger stones). Use the photo as a guide or mix and match and make your own castle!

  3. Step 3: Make the puppets

    Print the Mighty Knights Puppets and help your child cut them out. Glue or tape the characters to craft sticks (or pencils or chop sticks) and you've got puppets!

  4. Step 4: 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. With your child seated in front of the box, he or she can tell the "Tale of the Mighty Knights."

Tip: For quick assembly, cut out all the pieces before you begin.
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