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Storytelling will never be boring again !!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamishibai

I made two kamishibai's, one for A4 format and one for A3 format. I really enjoyed making them!
The bigger one I made for a friend of mine who's a kindergarten teacher, so she can use it in her class.

Posted by Saskia F. from Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium • Published See Saskia F.'s 12 projects »
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  • How to make a puppet theatres. Kamishibai - Step 1
    Step 1

    First measure everything and decide which format you want to make.

    Make al lot of trash ;)
    See that you have all your stuff around you...

  • How to make a puppet theatres. Kamishibai - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mark where you need to saw, to make a frame out of your piece of wood.
    I used a circular saw (see the squares).

    For the decoration on top you can choose any form you like... I used plates to mark the lines.

  • How to make a puppet theatres. Kamishibai - Step 3
    Step 3

    Do the same as in step two exept for the decoration on top. This will be the back of the kamishibai.

  • How to make a puppet theatres. Kamishibai - Step 4
    Step 4

    Bigger picture of the square. Use a big nail to hammer a hole in the middle :)

  • How to make a puppet theatres. Kamishibai - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use the circular saw to make holes, put the saw in the hole you made in step 4.
    Do this in your front and back side! (8 holes in total)

  • How to make a puppet theatres. Kamishibai - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use a jigsaw to saw from hole to hole on the line you draw in step 2.

    Use a jigsaw to saw the decoration out in the front!

  • How to make a puppet theatres. Kamishibai - Step 7
    Step 7

    That's done :)

  • How to make a puppet theatres. Kamishibai - Step 8
    Step 8

    Use a jigsaw to cut out the sides of the kamishibai.

    Than go over everything with SANDPAPER so every corner and side feels smooth !!

  • How to make a puppet theatres. Kamishibai - Step 9
    Step 9

    Paint every piece of wood in a primer paint.

  • How to make a puppet theatres. Kamishibai - Step 10
    Step 10

    Glue everything together at first, with wood glue.

  • How to make a puppet theatres. Kamishibai - Step 11
    Step 11

    Hammer everything togheter with small nails. Your foundation is set !!

  • How to make a puppet theatres. Kamishibai - Step 12
    Step 12

    Give it the colour you want :) It may needs more than one layer!

  • How to make a puppet theatres. Kamishibai - Step 13
    Step 13

    Example of the handle I used. Measure it and draw on you kamishibai where you want it.
    Bore two holes where you want the handle to come.

  • How to make a puppet theatres. Kamishibai - Step 14
    Step 14

    Done, that will make it more convenient to carry it with you :)

  • How to make a puppet theatres. Kamishibai - Step 15
    Step 15

    Finishing touch :) Use gold paint or any contrasting colour you want. Use your fantasy!

  • How to make a puppet theatres. Kamishibai - Step 16
    Step 16

    Use tiny hinges to connect the sides to the the rest! So you can put them back to store the kamishibai.

  • How to make a puppet theatres. Kamishibai - Step 17
    Step 17

    READY :)

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