Yeah, Yeah, we know. The typical build-a-puppet class features paper bag puppets with
glued-on decorations. Perfect to use as a litter bag in the car on the way home from the
Well, not here at the museum. We help our students make puppets that they will take
home, display proudly, and actually use. Even big people have fun in our classes.
Each three-hour session begins with the sometimes hard decision of what type of puppet
they want to build. They can bring an favorite old stuffed animal (or person) which can
magically be converted to a working puppet. OR, they can choose from our extensive
collection of stuffed stuff, most of which has been rescued from Goodwill and saved
from a long trip back to China (where nasty things would surely happen to them). They
have all been washed and made ready for their conversion.
Then they need to decide what type of puppet they want to build. We have one price for
the session. $25.00 each attendee for hand, rod, hopper, or marionette puppets.
(Marionettes should cost extra because each one comes with its own hand-crafted
control beam, made by Marty in our shop from genuine Oregon-Grown wood)
We can only handle seven students per session, so that we can give each student the
quality time they deserve.
Best for ages 5 and up.
Below are some samples of puppets that have been built in our classes.
Build-a-Puppet Workshops at
Portland Puppet Museum
Only seven students per class
so call: (503) 233-7723 for reservations
The Portland Puppet Museum is located at:
906 SE Umatilla St, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 233 -7723
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