Here's how you can make a puppet stage in a day.
Its lightweight, strong and portable and looks great for a hand puppet performance.
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Here's how to make the puppets displayed in this instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Design-Hand-Puppets/

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Step 1: Measure and cut

1. Draw the front side by tracing a rectangle onto 2 or 3 ply cardboard.

2. Check the direction of the cardboard, it should be vertical for stronger structure. (If cut on the vertical, it will bend easily)

3. Glue struts to front and back frame. I tried cold glue, but hot glue seems to work best.
i like the color of the stage and i also love your puppets!!!
Nice. I see you could have fancied it up by cutting the top out with scrollwork or cut it in a shape of a castle for fairy-tale theater. I like to work with cardboard too but I prefer the non-toxic glues. The woodworking glues have a better tack and still relatively cheap when you use so much to laminate the cardboard. I also peel the paper from scraps to use as my "gummed tape". Recycle as much as I can. Please put up an instructable on those puppets if you made them!

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