Video:Make a Finger Puppet Theaterwith Angela Morgan
A finger puppet theater is a fun activity, and can also make an attractive decorative piece in your child's room. Here is a step-by-step demonstration on how to make a finger puppet theater.See Transcript
Transcript:Make a Finger Puppet Theater
Hi, this is Angela with About.com and today I am going to show you how to make this fun, decorative finger puppet theater.
Supplies for Making a Finger Puppet Theater
You will need:
- a picture frame
- decorative trim
- two small easels
- glue sticks
- thread and needle
- a glue gun
- a ruler
- a marker
Measure the Frame of the Finger Puppet Theater
First, measure 1/2-inch from the edge of both sides of the frame and mark the corners. Measure to the half way point of the frame and make a mark. Then take three eyelets and screw them into the frame.
Make the Curtains for the Finger Puppet Theater
Now, to make the curtains, measure the top to the bottom of the frame and double the number. Now measure the width and make sure your fabric piece is wide enough for an ample curtain. Then take your two pieces of fabric and fold each of them right sides together. Take a needle and thread and sew the ends together. Now, turn them right side out.
Next we will put our stage trim on the frame by first gluing the smaller beaded trim to the frame using a glue gun. Once dried and secured, glue the longer trim piece on top of the other trim.
Attach the Curtains to the Finger Puppet Theater
To attach the curtains, take your wire and wrap around an eyelet on the edge of the frame and secure it in place. Then thread the wire through one of the curtain panels, putting the seam at the top. Push the wire through the middle eyelet then through the second piece of curtain. Now, wrap the wire through the last eyelet and secure it in place.
Take a bit of hot glue and attach the outer side panel at the bottom of the frame. Place the frame on two small picture easels and it is completely transformed to a finger puppet theater where imaginations are born.
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