It's Spring break and at some point you'll likely hear an "I'm bored". When you do, this easy DIY is the perfect go-to to keep the kiddos engaged. It's quick, you likely have what you need already kicking around the house and the kids love playing with it long after it's built. Can I get a yes please?! :)
It can be a challenge to encourage creative play and keep the kids from veering toward electronics. What I've learned is that it's important to keep a few fun projects at hand to pull out when you sense that antsy energy bubbling. This puppet theater is a perfect 'back pocket' project. It was so much fun to build and didn't stop once it was done. Puppets had to be made, and then of course come to life in the theater! Truly hours of fun!
What you’ll need:
-free-standing frame (one with a wide lip) or frame and stand
-small curtain rod just under width of frame
-material cut to length of frame (anything can be used here – old clothes, towel, felt etc.)
-glue gun or thread/needle
Hammer a nail on either side of the top of the frame using the existing openings of the rod as your measuring guide.
Grab your material and fold it over the curtain rod. Either hot glue gun it in place or sew it together. Then fix the rod with material on the nails that you just hammered to create your theater curtains.
Grab some puppets and enjoy!