Piano Turned Puppet Theater

February 13th, 2009 in member junk     
jillruth jillruth, member
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I had an old piano that I needed to get out of our house.  Well it only made it to the basement.  I love puppets and came up with the idea to convert it into a puppet theater.  I planned on the kids using the key bed area to place props like cardboard trees and such.  None of our productions have been that grand.  They really have a lot of fun with it.  The bottom of the piano could be used for marionettes if you put it up on a platform (which I haven't)  I even put hooks in around the stage for lights to hang.

I don't have any specific instructions except that it will take A LOT of elbow grease to bang apart and then you still have to get rid of the sound board.  I painted it all in black lacqer and used the bench behind for the kids to sit on to give their shows.

I still have the keys, pedals, and other boards I removed just waiting to be "upcycled"  I'm open to ideas!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Jill Ruskamp
posted in: member junk, wood, funky, black, game room, piano, puppet theater

Comments (7)

CreepinJen writes: Your piano puppet theater is very creative. How fun for your children! This idea could create a really neat decorating theme for a child's room or playroom. Great idea! Posted: 10:03 pm on February 15th
georgiamoon writes: This is just the most imaginative idea I have ever seen. I would have never in a million years thought of this. So much fun! Georgia Posted: 6:24 pm on February 14th
MimiToria writes: Very creative and oh so fun for your kids.
Gretchen Posted: 2:35 pm on February 14th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Hi there jillruth and welcome to the site! This is fabulous and amazingly creative. I know these things are extremely heavy to haul around, but couldn't you see preschools or daycares using something this great? I see old pianos for free all the time on Craigslist.

Thanks for sharing! Posted: 8:41 am on February 14th
junkermidge writes: This is so very cool. What great vision you had for that old piano. Your kids must be having a ball! Very nice work!.

Midge Posted: 8:33 am on February 14th
irishrovr writes: How very clever! All the spare parts are probably tugging at your creative spirit - can't wait to see what you come up with for them!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 7:22 pm on February 13th
piecesofthepast writes: This is very creative!! I bet your kids really love it and I'm sure the memory will stick with them for a long time! Great post! Posted: 6:28 pm on February 13th
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