• Yeah, Yeah, we know. The typical build-a-puppet class features paper bag
puppets with glued-on decorations. Perfect to use as a litter bag in the car on the
way home from the class.
• Well, not here at the Portland Puppet Museum. We help our students make
puppets that they will take home, display proudly, and actually use.
•ven big people have fun in our classes.
• Each three-hour session begins with the sometimes hard decision of what type
of puppet they want to build. They can bring an favorite old stuffed animal (or
person) which can magically be converted to a working puppet. OR, they can choose
from our extensive collection of stuffed stuff, most of which has been rescued
from Goodwill and saved from a long trip back to China (where nasty things would
surely happen to them). They have all been washed and made ready for their
• Then they need to decide what type of puppet they want to build. We have one
price for the session. $35.00 each attendee for hand, rod, hopper, or marionette
puppets. (Marionettes should cost extra because each one comes with its own
hand-crafted control beam, made by Marty in our shop from genuine
• Below are some samples of puppets that have been built in our classes.
Build-a-Puppet Workshops at
Portland Puppet Museum
Only seven students per class
so call: (503) 233-7723 for reservations
The Portland Puppet Museum is located at:
906 SE Umatilla St, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 233 -7723
Support Oregon's First Puppet Museum!!
So make your reservations today!
All this for ONLY $35.00 per student
Limit of SEVEN students per class so reserve NOW!
Classes best for ages 5 and above since the students will be working
with scissors and hot glue.
For Reservations: Stop by the museum,
Call (503) 233-7723 (Voice ONLY),
e-mail: owpt[at]att.net or purchase tickets on-line at:
(Note: once there, choose carefully because there may be multiple
show, date, and time choices. On-line tickets are held for you at