Fabric Puppet Theatre

The kids got Muppet Whatnot Puppets this past year for Christmas and they are awesome!  They come with interchangeable eyes, noses, and hair to make different Muppet characters.  Our family loves the Muppets, so we decided this would be perfect for the kids and Justin has been really into puppets lately.
So I wanted to make a puppet theatre, but I don’t have a lot of room to store something big.  I looked online and found several door frame puppet theatres—but I knew that Justin wouldn’t like that and would end up not participating with us as a family.
So, I designed this fabric, hanging theatre to match our playroom…
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There is a dowel at the top, and an eyelet on each end to hang it from the ceiling with rope.  I also have the curtains hanging from a rod behind the reinforced opening so that they can really open and shut.  You have to be able to open and shut the curtains while saying, “Ladies and Gentleman, presenting….” Right?   Justin did think it was a window should be a door, and he tried to go through it…but he’s over it now;)
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It took about 3 1/2 yards of fabric, two dowels, two large eyelets, iron on pellon, two flat wooden rods to reinforce the window, and wonder under for the bunting.  Imagine all the fun fabrics you could make this out of?? 
We have collected so many hand puppets over the years, that we have a whole collection of characters to play with besides the Muppet Puppets.
We have had so much fun with this, and we just roll it up and let it hang from the ceiling when we are not using it.
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