Yo Gabba Gabba! Shoe Box Puppet Theater

Yo Gabba Gabba! Shoe Box Puppet Theater

A shoe box becomes a theater! Use our printables and let kids use their imaginations to present Yo Gabba Gabba their way!

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Yo Gabba Gabba! 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

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Share & Care skills are part of social-emotional learning and include: building self-esteem, cooperating, empathizing with others, and identifying feelings.
Ages: 3-6

Materials

Tip: This is a great craft for birthday parties. Put children in groups of two or three.

Directions

  1. Step 1: Print out the backdrops

    Print the seven-page Puppet Theater Backdrops. There are four backdrops to use inside the box, two radio "doors," and a page of Yo Gabba Gabba cut-outs for general decoration.

  2. Step 2: Design the set

    Create your own unique set design on the inside of the box with the backdrops provided. Help your preschooler choose which backdrops to use and cut to fit the back and sides of the box as needed. The Yo Gabba Gabba burst was attached to the front of the box with a folded index card used as backing and glued to the top of the box. The radio "doors" can be folded to meet in the middle of the box and attached with tape to the sides of the box (see photo above).

  3. Step 3: Make the puppets

    Print out the Yo Gabba Gabba Puppets and cut out the five characters: Plex, Muno, Brobee, Foofa, and Toodee. Attach them with glue stick to craft sticks.

  4. Step 4: Put on a Show

    Place the box on the edge of a table and add a loop of sticky tape to the bottom to attach it firmly in place. With your child seated in front of the box, he or she can use the Yo Gabba Gabba Puppets to put on a show in front of the box.

Tip: Even when the puppet theater isn't in use, it makes a great display.
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