Description of the “Puppet Theater Show”

We all know that the best way to learn is to do your own thing.

The “Children Artists” project proposes to the child not only to become an artist, a theater director and an actor, but also to show the result of their work at a real museum!

At our first show, kids built their own Puppet Theaters and produced small shows. Photographers and videographers documented their performances.

The museum exhibit displayed this documentation of the children’s work. Artists from Moscow, St. Petersburg, New York and Berlin participated in the show.

When: March 21, 2009 4:00pm

Where: Museum of Anna Akhmatova, St. Petersburg, Russia

This exibition is an open source project. To participate, you simply download the file containing the stage, the example of the puppets, and the instructions. (The instructions are really just advice–you can do what you like.) Email your photographs to or post them to Flickr with the tag PuppetTheater2009.

You can also read step-by-step instructions for creating your own show.

Here are some sample videos showing children playing with finger puppets:

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