The coronavirus outbreak has affected all of us in different ways. Sadly this year, for the first time in 37 years, Puppet Animation Scotland made the difficult decision to cancel our annual Puppet Animation Festival. We are disappointed that we could not bring puppetry performances, workshops and animated films to children and families across Scotland and the North of England this Easter – especially at a time when it is more important than ever to stay inspired and motivated.

Therefore, we feel that this is the perfect opportunity for you to get creative and create and experiment with puppetry in the comfort of your own home!

Starting on the 30th of April, Puppet Animation Scotland is excited to be collaborating with puppeteers across Scotland to bring you unique Puppetry at Home tutorial videos every Thursday up until the 4th of June. The videos will include step by step instructions on how you can craft your own puppets and crankie theatres using materials you can find in and around the house, or you can simply order online.

We can’t wait to see what wonderful works of art you’ll create, and we would be thrilled if you could share your crafts with us by posting them on your social media and tagging us on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram. We will be hosting a competition featuring one lucky winner’s entry on our social media channels, to be announced every Monday. To enter, simply tag us in your post or email your entry to

Episode 1 – Finger Puppet Portraits

Episode 2 – How To Build Your Own Crankie Theatre

Episode 3 – Super Sensory Paper Plates

Episode 4 – How To Make a ‘Talkie’ Puppet

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