Seahorse Theater

Seahorse theater step 3

Stage a show with seahorse puppets and an underwater theater.

What You Need

  • Medium-sized cardboard box or shoebox (approximately 10 x 10 inches)
  • Craft glue
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Markers
  • Seahorse pattern
  • Pencil
  • Green and white (optional) pipe cleaners
  • Pom-poms (optional)
  • Brightly colored poster board
  • Scissors
  • Seashells and other beach collectibles
  • Tape
  • 2-1/2 inch long wooden dowels

What You Do

  1. Make the Seahorse Habitat
    • Lay the box on its side so the open side faces you.
    • Cut two slits (about 3 inches long by 1/2 inch wide) in the top of the box. Optional: Glue white pipe cleaners around the edge of each slit.
    • Create an ocean bottom by gluing a piece of sandpaper on the inside bottom of the box. Or, spread glue on the bottom and sprinkle with a handful of sand.
    • Use markers to color an ocean background on the remaining inside panels.
    • Make curly kelp by coiling pieces of pipe cleaner around a pencil. Poke holes in the bottom of the box using scissors. Attach the kelp to the ocean floor by poking one end of each pipe cleaner through a hole. Turn the box over and tape the ends of the pipe cleaners to the box.
    • Add shells and other seashore collectibles to your ocean scene. Glue them to the sandpaper or tuck them among the kelp.

    Seahorse theater step 1

  2. Make the Seahorse Puppets
    • Tightly wrap green pipe cleaners around your wooden dowels.
    • Download the seahorse pattern. Cut two seahorse shapes out of poster board using the pattern. Glue or draw eyes on the seahorses. Glue or tape them to the wooden dowels.

    Seahorse theater step 2

  3. Place Seahorses In Habitat
    • Carefully place your seahorses into their habitat by putting them into the box and sliding the top of the dowels through the slits in the box. You may want to glue pom-poms at the ends of the dowels.
    • Whirl and twirl your seahorse puppets!

    Seahorse theater step 3