Olivia's Puppet Theater

Olivia's Puppet Theater

Put on an Olivia puppet show. All you'll need is a shoe box, scissors, printables, and your child's vivid imagination!

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Olivia's 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.
Lots for Kids to Do
This craft has plenty of steps kids can do, like tracing, coloring, decorating, and cutting with safety scissors.

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).
Share & Care with Us
Share & Care skills are part of social-emotional learning and include: building self-esteem, cooperating, empathizing with others, and identifying feelings.
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: 4-6

Materials

Directions

  1. Step 1: Print the Backdrops

    Print out the nine-page <a href="olivia-puppet-templates.jhtml">Olivia Puppet Theater Backdrops</a> to decorate the inside and outside of your shoe box.

  2. Step 2: Set Design

    Help your child cut out the backdrops to fit your box. Use the photo as a guide.

  3. Step 3: Make the Puppets

    Print the <a href="olivia-puppets.jhtml">Olivia Puppets</a> and help your child cut them out. Glue or tape the characters to craft sticks (or popsicle sticks, pencils, 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. Finally, let each child choose a character to play and improvise a scene between Olivia and the gang!

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