Fourth of July Spoon Puppets and Cereal Box Theater DIY

Fourth of July Spoon Puppets and Cereal Box Theater DIY

Spoon puppets have been around forever. They are cheap and easy to make with just a little paint or some markers. They're fun for kids to play with—and, with the right eclectic décor, they look great on display in a vase. Give an old craft a new spin with some patriotic puppets, complete with cereal box theater, this Fourth of July.

patriotic spoon puppet theater

Wooden spoons are easily found at the dollar store, Ikea, or even thrift stores. Who you paint on your spoon is completely up to you.

I opted for some iconic figures like Abe Lincoln and George Washington. Feel free to add washi tape, yarn, or fabric scraps down the handle of the spoon for added pizazz.

George and Abe spoon puppets

(Check out my post on how to make spoon puppets for more info, ideas, and examples!)

To make your puppet theater, you will need a cereal box, a craft knife, and paint.

George and Abe spoon puppets

Using a pen, I drew my design on the box. You will also need to cut a slit in the back of the box.

spoon puppet theater supplies

With a craft knife or scissors, cut out your design.

puppet theater box

Cover in paint. I gave mine a patriotic theme.

spoon puppets onstage

Open up the back of the box and let the show begin.

spoon puppets acting

George: “What happened four score and seven years ago”?

Abe: “You chopped down a cherry tree.”

After the show's over, stick them in a vase. Here, they're part of a July 4 vignette I put together.

Fourth of July vignette with spoon puppets

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