Make a Paper Theater
Have you ever wanted to make your own theater? I’m not talking about the kind that has a screen, but rather one made of paper. This is an easy project for kids and adults alike to make! The best part is that all you need are some supplies from around the house and some basic instructions, and the Vintage Printable – see below! If this sounds like something you’re interested in making, then read on.
I’m so excited to share with you this fabulous antique French Paper Theater or Theatre!! Isn’t it adorable? This is such a rare find. As you can see it has ornate balcony seats on either side, and a very fancy looking crest along the top of the theater. The Curtain is there and it’s all decked out with lots of gold tassels and matching bouillon fringe. At the bottom of the picture you can see the Orchestra, with their instruments and sheet music, all ready to perform. This would make a wonderful toy for a child or fun for the rest of us to play with too! Of course you don’t have to make an actual theater, you could also use this in your collage, Mixed Media projects or even as a page in your Junk Journal.
Instructions to make this charming Paper Theater:
1) Print out both pages onto plain white cardstock.
2)Cut out the white center area.
3)Tape the 2 sections together. (you may be able to crease along the sides, at the two columns, to stand this up if desired)
4)Find some other images to use as your actors (hint~ there are lots of images to use here, like Victorian fashion ladies or ballerinas etc.!) Print them on cardstock and glue to popsickle sticks.
5)Put on a show!
Of course you can always keep the white background and use this for the basis of a wonderful collage instead. But I’m sure you already thought of that!! 😉
I hope you enjoyed this fun Paper Crafting Project and that you make your own paper theater!