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So how do you blend puppets and story telling? Do you use magic with your puppet shows? Just seems as if many puppeteers are involved in other forms of entertainment and that we needed a place to talk about it! Share ideas and tips or talk about methods.

Puppets performing Magic Replies 5

Posted by Brian Douglas on Apr 09, 2018

I've been reviewing past posts and found a few threads about magician puppets and what tricks could they perform.  I plan on having Sam Wilkes perform magic and mind reading (Mentalism)…

Marrionettes ideas? Replies 5

Posted by isaiah66 on Dec 27, 2014

Hi, so, I have a small puppet theater, and three puppets, a young man, a Charlie Chaplin, and an angel. I  need direction, in terms of what possible themes, plots I could come up with. I have a…

Paper doll of my puppet thanks to Beatriz!!! Replies 6

Posted by LJ on Apr 29, 2013

Just wanted to show you the wonderful paper doll that Beatriz did for me. It will be available as a download from my site, but also may show up as a rod puppet in shows etc. Enjoy! And for all your…

My daughter's College Production of "Pecos Bill" Replies 4

Posted by Angel in Tx on Oct 13, 2012

I just got back from watching a production of "Pecos Bill and the Ghost Stampede" (A Tall Texas Tale) that my daughter's college performed outdoors for the town's fall…

Do you have a "Puppet Museum" near you. Replies 2

Posted by The Director on Jul 12, 2012

 Hope this is the right place. Interestingly Syracuse N.Y. has had a museum for a decade or so in a beautiful building that looks like a castle.  Strange I was only there once over 10 years…

Could some of you puppeteers tell me how you started as a puppeteers? Replies 21

Posted by squirrely on Apr 05, 2012

I am a puppet-maker wanted to be a puppeteer.  No puppet talent at all, meaning not going to any Puppetry school.  :'(  Just reading and watching Puppetry.  That's good…

Four Puppets Improvisation Game for Children Replies 2

Posted by amarionette on Feb 09, 2011

That is my bacic scenario for children:I have four puppets, usually: Rabbit, Mad-Hatter, Drummer, Old Woman.Then I ask my audience to choose from those above a puppet actor for the role of a…

I need an idea or two for Christmas Replies 7

Posted by Pletoo on Dec 10, 2009

I have been put in charge of coming up with the Christmas program for our church and I really could use a couple ideas.I actually have most of it planned out but have an interesting situation. Our…

Balloon Marionettes Replies 6

Posted by ClippoPuppet on Sep 22, 2009

I promised that I would post some pictures of balloon marionettes from the children's workshop I did several years back. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures from that workshop but I had…

What do you charge for performances? Replies 22

Posted by lovable puppet pals on Apr 13, 2009

Hello Guys,I was just wondering what everyone is charging for their performances.  Usually, when we go to a church, they just give us an offering of some sort.  But now, we are getting asked…

Puppet Love Replies 9

Posted by Sonny on Mar 26, 2007

I had to share this picture with everyone here. I hope everyone can see this picture. Take a good long look at each child. They interpret things different when a puppet gives them a reason for an…

Childrens' workshop advice? Replies 5

Posted by zeroelliott on Jun 05, 2006

Hello-I am contracted to host a childrens' puppet workshop next month over two days-childrens' ages range from 5-12yrs; I have to get them to develop a story to perform and make puppets for…
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