Ismérie Anglade | L’Atelier du coin de la rue

This little puppet theater is ideal for keeping your children busy on rainy days. The confection is playful & simple. Add glitter, feathers and leave room for your children’s imagination.

Happy DIY-ing!


Required material :

  • Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
  • Paint of your choice
  • Paint brushes
  • Felt
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue gun
  • Construction paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Tassels
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife



Steps :

1. Clean your work surface with Cascades Tuff® and a multi-surface cleaning product.

2. Cut your rolls into different sizes. You decide!
Example: The family of lions has been cut into three different sizes, the elephant and the tree are made with toilet paper rolls.



3. Paint your rolls the desired colour of the animals. It is totally possible to create a pink elephant, of course.



4. On yellow construction paper or paper painted yellow, draw the heads of your lions.
Tip: Make a big circle for the lion’s mane cutting it out like the rays of the sun and paint it.


5. Paste on eyes and draw the snouts. Finally, attach them to your rolls using the hot glue gun.

6. Paint small semicircles at the bottom to represent the front legs.


7. Draw two ears on either side of your roll and cut them out folding the ears to the front.

8. On grey construction paper or paper painted grey, cut out a shape that will be used for the elephant’s trunk.


9. Glue on the eyes and the trunk.


10. On green construction paper, draw a leafy tree top and glue on some pompoms. Cut them out.


11. Take a roll of toilet paper for your tree trunk. Make two small notches on the left and right to insert your tree tops.
Here’s a little trick to make the background of your theater: use extra wallpaper or brown paper and tape or tack it to the wall.