DIY Puppet Theater with Interchangeable Backgrounds

DIY Puppet Theater with Interchangeable Backgrounds
September 24, 2013 Alison Faulkner

DIY puppet theater
Last week we had Ginger’s Puppet Party for her 3rd birthday, and I’m happy to say it was a total smash! The kids, with ages ranging from 2-6, LOVED playing with my DIY Puppet Theater. I wasn’t surprised though, because Ginger and every other child who entered our house leading up to the party, pretty much freaked out over it and begged for a puppet show.

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To create my puppet theater and the interchangeable backgrounds I partnered with Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape, be sure to visit to learn more.

I LOVED working with Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape! It was like, oddly therapeutic. Haha. Using the tape was so much easier than trying to paint the backgrounds or the puppet theater. This is a really inexpensive and fun craft to make, and I think it’s perfect for the cold months that are right around the corner, not just for a birthday party or special event.

I was able to work with the talented Jenner Brown to make a little how to video! My fist video since the birth of Mr. Rad! Check it out!

For my details on the how-to hop through!

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I used the Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape to cover up the green and red lines on my Ikea Market Stand.

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This could be done BEFORE you assemble the Market Stand, and it would probably be easier. Ha.

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Then I created scenes for the puppets to interact with using a 22×28″ poster board and more tape!

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Then I used some adhesive velcro on the front of my scenes and the back of puppet theater, so that the scenes are easily interchangeable. You can get this velcro almost anywhere!


Then sit back, relax, and let your 3-year-old entertain you!

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Any questions!? Let me know!

I’ll be posting more pictures of the puppet party and more info on the puppets ASAP!

Until then, happy taping!


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  1. Melanie 4 years ago

    This is so GREAT! I wish we had an ikea closer! You have mad skills with duct tape, girl. And can I just say, you look FABULOUS! My Avery turns 3 next Monday, she would totally dig this puppet theater. Thanks for the idea!

  2. CHELSEY 4 years ago

    Adorable as always & such a good idea for the littles party! Love your blog!

  3. Abby Patterson 4 years ago

    Your so talented! I would have never thought to cut out duct tape with an exato knife! You have the wheels turning.

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      Alison Faulkner 4 years ago

      Haha thank you! Yes! It opens it up, right?!

  4. Elisa 4 years ago

    Love the curtains! Ok, so I love everything really, and it doesn’t get any easier than using tape!!

  5. Tammy 4 years ago

    Awe I love it, makes me truly appreciate the amount of work my brother-in-law puts into his puppets and the Rapunzel puppet theater sitting in my garage. If only I had an artistic bone in my body that did not involve food!

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      Alison Faulkner 4 years ago

      Oh man! That’s awesome. Haha but the artistic food bone is not a bad bone…

  6. Melissa Haupy 4 years ago

    This is so darling! I just need to decide whether ill put it in my living room or make my husband create an addition on our (tiny) (…old) (…but charming!) house to house the theater;)
    Also, I must ask where you got the GLORIOUS GIANT BASKET!? I’ve been on the hint for the very thing.
    Thx! Love reading!!
    Melissa Haupt

    • Melissa Haupy 4 years ago

      Mmmmk found it on your insta:) Love you! Thx! Bye.

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      Alison Faulkner 4 years ago

      GOOD detective work! yup, it’s West Elm.

  7. Ashley Rogers 4 years ago

    So cute! I want to make this for my kids for Christmas

  8. Laura 4 years ago

    Thank you!!! My son is three and doesn’t have a clue what he wants for Christmas. I thought a puppet theater would be awesome since he LOVES puppets. I looked online and they are so expensive! BUT…we can totally do this. Thank you so much!

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