My son's kindergarten teacher had a table top puppet theater on her "wish list" from an online store - but it cost $70 and I knew there's no way i could buy that. But just one look at it made me realize I could build my own. My son and I built it in just a couple hours and then took some extra time for sanding and spray painting. I had all the kids in the class sign their names on the sides and I used chalk board paint on the top sign so the kids can write their own show title or time, etc. There's a place to keep the chalk in the back. We presented this gift to my son's teacher at the end of Teacher Appreciation week, and it was a huge hit!
$0-$15 (I only paid for spray paint because I had the wood scraps)
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
scrap plywood and pine
Spray painted all the boards separately before assembling. Use different colors to give it a fun look.
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