Puppet Theater in a Box: Flex Class

Learners (and maybe their entire families) will have fun creating their own puppet theater from a shoe box and household materials.
Jenya Frid
280 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 4 learners

No live meetings

Over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon May 30

May 30 - Jun 27 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Students will support their literacy skills of identifying characters, plot and settings in a story. They will be creative and learn to visualize characters and settings, and practice expressing themselves with acting out a story or making their own. 
After watching the instruction videos, students will be working on creating the theater, puppet and set at home. While parents can certainly get involved and families can have fun together, young students will be able to complete most of steps with little parental help. Week 2 involves some cutting which I encourage parents to help with. Students will be asked to post the pictures of their projects in progress in the classroom, and to participate in classroom messaging discussion.
A large shoebox or an equivalent size cardboard box, cardstock paper or old manila folders, sketch paper or copy paper, plastic straws or wooden skewers, scotch tape or masking tape, scissors, pencil, eraser, markers, crayons or colored pencils.
Optional: a craft knife or box cutter (only for parental use), glue, various materials to decorate the theater, acrylic or tempera paint to paint the theater, brush, water container, hole punch, string, round head fasteners such as these (
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
By posting your projects in progress, and participating in discussion, students will be able to share whether they were able to complete the project successfully, or if they had any difficulties. The difficulties will be addressed and questions answered as they come up.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Some steps of the project involve cutting, and I always recommend parental guidance and supervision for that. You will know best whether your learner is able to cut safely. Providing a safe place to work, and necessary materials is another thing for parents to pay attention to. Parents are also encouraged to participate in this project and have fun together with their learners, if they'd like!


Jenya Frid
Lives in the United States
Canvas and Crayon Art Studio
280 total reviews
191 completed classes

About Me

My background includes professional illustration, printmaking, and an MA in Art History, but after many years of various jobs in the art world, I found that the best use of my knowledge and talent is teaching art to children. For the past 15... 
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