PUPPET PAINTING WORKSHOPS –
Make a piece of Kansas City history
PAI offers vinyl puppet painting workshops using remnant stock from the Hazelle Puppet factory which closed in the early 1980s. After selecting a vinyl puppet head, you will paint the head with special vinyl adhering paint, select a costume and have a lesson on performing with your puppet on our stage. Currently, there are approximately 20 Hazelle puppets to choose from, including both hand and sleeve puppets.
Reservations suggested, since space is limited. Reservations required for groups of 4 or more.
Cost: $10.00 per puppet.
Allow up to 90 minutes for this workshop.
We can accommodate groups of up to 30 participants. If your group is larger than this, call us at 816-833-9777 for other options.
Our puppet kits are the “home version” of our puppet painting workshops. You can create your own puppet at home or at the location of your choice. Kits may be picked up at PAI or mailed to you. Each Kit includes a puppet head of your choice with costume, paints, and instructions. Cost is $12 per kit. (Paint brushes and shipping extra.)
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SCHEDULING A PUPPET SHOW FOR YOUR GROUP AT PAI
On-site puppet shows for groups include the following options:
Your group can attend a scheduled puppet show at PAI – reservations required. Cost: $5 per person (check the Events tab on this website for show schedule. )
Request a private puppet show at PAI, performed by the Two Frogs and a Turtle Puppet Company for children ages 3-10. Cost: $150 for up to 30 children and adults) and $10 each additional person. (45 minutes).
Request an on-site demonstration on the different types of puppetry, how to work the strings of a marionette, or how to perform with a hand puppet or rod puppet. Includes museum tour. Cost is $10 per person. (Up to 4 accompanying adults admitted free).
Call PAI at 816-833-9777 or email us at [email protected] for more information.