DIY Peppa pig Puppet Theatre
Updated: Aug 14, 2020
My LO loves pretend play and reading books. So, got the idea from there to merge and make a Peppa pig puppet theatre with him. And of course what can be the best subject to choose other than Peppa Pig. Its all time favorite of my kids.
We read a lot of books and watched loads of episodes of Peppa pig and chose the current favorite of my son i.e. Peppa pig recycle bin story to be depicted by the puppet show.
This particular activity worked as a crafting as well as pretend play to kids. It's a great escape from screen time and great for parents to spend time with kids. It encourages imaginative and creative skills of kids. They learn to communicate effectively via puppets and enjoy at the very same time.
Let's get started with a fun project to do.
Cardboard shoe box
Tissue Paper Roll
Green Craft Paper
Blue Craft Paper
Yellow foam sheets
Peppa pig family Printouts (Free Download printable)
Jenga sticks (optional)
Lego mini figurines (optional)
Let's get Started:
1. Cover the box: Cover the box from inside with blue and green craft paper to give it a look of sky and garden. Cut a circle and small stripes from a yellow foam sheet to make a sun and stick it on the left corner. This creates a beautiful background for any story. Now to add an extra touch stick few multi color paper pieces as stone at the bottom with the help of white glue.
2. Cut the box on the bottom
Mark a big thick line at the center on the bottom. With the help of a paper cutter, cut the lines well to move the puppets smoothly.
3. Making of Puppets
I have taken the reference of the 'Peppa pig Recycling fun’ story book. So, I took the printout of all the characters of it like Peppa Pig, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, Mr. Bull and Ms Rabbit.
The printout templates can be free downloaded here.
Cut the shapes from the printout and stick to Popsicle sticks and puppets are ready.
The word THEATRE is added on top of the box and it’s also available to free download here.
5. Base of the theatre
Three tissue paper rolls covered in colored craft paper are taken and added to the base of the box. I arranged it as a triangle and stuck it to the base with a glue gun to give a firm structure.
Theatre is ready and to add a special touch me and my son added few audience. He is very fond of Lego’s so he kept his Lego men to listen to his stories. I added Jenga sticks to give a sense of benches for those Lego men :) The audience enhances the overall experience.
We had lots of fun while creating and later playing with Peppa pig puppet theatre.
Hope you all will have a fun time too.
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