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I am wife to my wonderful husband, mother to two adult children and Nana to one special granddaughter. I also share my heart and my home with several furbabies. Being creative doesn't come easily to me, but I love to try.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Being an only child, my granddaughter Tacoah doesn't often get to play with other kids and as a result has become a very imaginative child.  While I was on vacation, my daughter asked me if she thought I could come up with some kind of puppet theater that we could use to interact with her and her imagination.  Since she loves Spongebob and I got the cart last year, a project idea was born.

I started with an 18 x 24 inch tri-fold foamboard.  Using spray adhesive, I covered this with felt.


I then cut out the homes of the primary characters and a few extra props as seen above.


Finally I cut out the primary "puppets".  Most of these were cut at 6".  After assembling all the layers for everything, I laminated each for durability and then attached the characters to craft sticks to make the puppets.  I put the hard loop piece of velcro on the back of all the props to enable her to interchange her scenes on the felt tri-fold.  They stick surprisingly well.   I picked up some flower foam at Michael's to store the puppets upright when not in use.  These rest of the props go into an 8 x 10 envelop that can be stored inside the tri-fold when it is closed and tied shut. 




So there you have it....one SpongeBob puppet theater.  She's spent hours playing with it already, so it was well worth the time it took me to make it.   Now to come up with something easier for the next project.....

3 comments:

  1. WhooooHoooo! I'm your very first follower! I was soooo impressed w/ your puppet theatre on the Cricut MB. Can't wait to see what else you create! :-)

    Would love for you to visit my blog, too! :-)

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  2. Thank you so much for your kind comments Ladybug and for being my #1! I'm kind of new at this and don't have a lot of free time for creating, so don't expect much. ;-) I think I'm already a follower of your blog, but I will double check that!

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  3. The Spongebob Puppet theater is adorable! =)

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