Make Your Own Cereal Box Marionette!

Visual Arts

April 12 – June 25

Get inspired and express yourself through art, dance, drama and music activities!

Have you always wanted to make a marionette but thought you did not have the right materials? While staying at home, we have all been creating a lot of art out of materials found around the house. It has forced us to be more resourceful and look at materials in a different way. Follow this video and make your own cereal box marionette. It is so much fun to make a character come alive or animate it with movement, sound and expression. You can also make a costume for your puppet – a great way to make your stories come to life!

Recommended Age: 8+ 

Materials: 

  • Cereal boxes (you may need more than one) 
  • String  
  • Pencil 
  • Ruler 
  • Push pin 
  • Scissors 
  • Hole punch 
  • Tape  
  • Glue and glue stick (a popsicle or a long rectangular piece of cereal box) 
  • Scanned template of puppet parts 
  • Decorative materials (use any materials you have around your home to decorate or make a costume for your puppet such as fabric, coloured paper, wool, buttons, Sharpie markers or paint) 

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Make Your Own Cereal Box Marionette!

Visual Arts

April 12 – June 25

Get inspired and express yourself through art, dance, drama and music activities!

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