Puppet Play

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In this activity, learners will make a marionette puppet and put on a show. Learners will explore color, design, fabrication and storytelling through this activity. Activity incudes step by step instructions with pictures, vocab words and definitions to use, fun facts related to the activity and ways to change it up extend the activity. This activity requries craft materials of any kind.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Paper tubes
  • String
  • 2 sticks, popsicle sticks, chopsticks or twigs from the yard
  • Glue and tape
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Assorted craft materials like tissue paper, beads, paper, straws


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
    • Measurement
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Model Building
  • Performing Arts
  • Toys


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



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