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A Tiny Paper Theatre

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This little project by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel started with the new Half Scale Punch & Judy Theatre: an even smaller version of the original Punch & Judy Theatre (the original one is shown at right, this new one is just 4″ tall). It includes the 2 facades and the set of doors that are sold separately with the larger theatre!

From Kristin’s post:
I’m not sure I can tell you how much fun I had making this new tiny paper theater I got from Alpha Stamps last week. I was obsessed! If there’s one thing I love, it’s working tiny. Plus, all the bright colors on the (new) accompanying collage sheet just stole my circus-loving heart.

Wooden spindles and finials (colored with a gold Sharpie) add dimension. The top curtains and columns are raised as well. To achieve this, I used two copies of the same collage sheet, and layered some parts using foam glue dots.

Kristin’s blog post also includes lots of photos with callouts, and tips about how she made her little theatre. I picked out one in the photo below (step-by-step showing how she made little stands for the characters using Mini Pin Stands and round bases punched out of Wood Flooring Scrapbook Paper, to match the same paper used as the floorboards).

Nice job, Kristin!!

Here’s a link to all the supplies Kristin used (and see the Giveaway below for another photo and for a chance to win everything in Kristin’s supply list)!

Ending TOMORROW: Clay & Molds Section Sale

Everything in the Clay & Molds section is on sale at 25% off — the sale ends MONDAY night, March 19th 2018.

That section includes lots of silicone molds and polymer clay canes Laura Carson used in her Miniature Chocolates, Pastries, Tarts, Cakes and Candy Tutorial last Thursday — including new ones! Over 40 options!

Hooray for the Tiny Punch & Judy Theatre Giveaway!

Yes, I said it! EVERYTHING in Kristin’s Tiny Paper Theater Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

I’m only highlighting a few of the TEN spiffy items in the supply list/Giveaway:
New Half Scale Punch & Judy Theatre
New Half Scale P&J Theatre Collage Sheet
Dazzles Gold Thin Lines Stickers
ALL THREE sizes of Wooden spindles and finials

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Kristin’s artwork, which is also all of the Giveaway items!

To enter the Tiny Punch & Judy Theatre Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, March 19, 2018).

AND tell me: What will you make? A similar circus-themed theatre? There are mini versions of the Theatre Mecanique and Marionnette Theatre and Pink Childrens Theatre facades on the new collage sheet, so you could make a more romantic ballet theatre, like this earlier one by Rhonda.

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Hey, who won the Chocolate Boxes Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Margaret Jarratt! Congrats! Check your email for info.

AND, who won A Set of Miniature Sweets made by Laura Carson also announced in Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Jean Missor! Congrats! And thanks again to Laura for generously offering some of her hand-made creations!

Posted by Leslie, March 18th, 2018

44 responses to “A Tiny Paper Theatre”

  1. Ann F. says:

    I think I would make a romantic ballet theatre! Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. Jo says:

    This theatre is so cute! I would love to make one – maybe a Halloween circus!

  3. Margaret D says:

    A Nutcracker theatre for Christmas!

  4. Perfect for my Weeki Wachee Underwater theater!

  5. Phoebe Diamond says:

    I would like to make a version of a Little Rascals theater.

  6. fraN says:

    Hello Ladies, I would gussy it up very Louis XVI.

  7. Emily Ann N. says:

    Love the circus. I’d make a circus stage.

  8. Ronda Liebert says:

    I love this – I love anything Circus – so I would make something similar.

  9. Denise Bryant says:

    Cute little theatre! I’d make a mini version of the Fortune Teller’s booth at Disneyland!

  10. Sandy Popa says:

    It’s so perfect! Wouldn’t it be awesome if I won the giveaway for this awesome mini art kit, and yes I would want to make it just like Kristin’s, except I might distress ink it some with Vintage photo color ink.

  11. Lisa r says:

    Omg I have a thing for elephants and theaters so when I saw I flipped! Would def make more circus animals on stands, I also have small German paper cutouts to use along with this! Love how she used the colors! So creative!

  12. Traci says:

    Love, Love, Love the circus theme and Kristin makes the best projects pertaining to the circus. I love the circus theme she made with the suitcase and all the circus people that fit into it-it is my all time favorite but this one would be perfect right along side it. LOVE IT!! >^..^<

  13. Kat says:

    I love punch & Judy and would have to make that one!!!! so many different things with this theater !

  14. Rebecca R. says:

    So cute! I would make a mini theater of some sort of magical fairytale! Thank You!

  15. Sharon Bolmey says:

    What a cute project!!! I would like to make an underwater theater scene with mermaids!

  16. Carla says:

    I would have to make the circus theater, love the graphics!

  17. Laura callies says:

    I will make mine interchangeable between the circus and Punch and Judy. I love these theatre projects!

  18. Sherrie Conant says:

    I’m in love with vintage circus stuff. I collect miniature circus antiques, and would love to include a few of my pieces in this project. Way too cute! Thank you!

  19. Jen R says:

    OMGosh, I adore these tiny circus animals so I think that is what I would have to make is a theatre for them.. Brilliant!

  20. Nancy Anderson-TAylor says:

    I really adore getting your newsletters and I really adore the theatres that people make. Thank you so much! This theatre makes me want to craft all night and day.

  21. Karen Mallory says:

    I would make an Alice in Wonderland theater! This is so cute!!

  22. Pamela H. says:

    Puppets and miniatures! My favorite things together and ever so adorable. Punch and Judy style began all that’s fun and memorable.

  23. Debbie S. says:

    Congrats to Margaret and Jean! Love the circus theme theatre, would make similar. Thanks again for the chance to win.

  24. Jean marmo says:

    Another fun and creative project. The circus theme is just darling. Think I would make something similar.

  25. Judy Goodwin says:

    I love the circus theater. I’d love to make one.

  26. Nancy E says:

    Congrats to the winners! I just love the mini theater.

  27. Nadine says:

    I’d make a circus booth!

  28. Barb A says:

    Love the circus theater, would do something similar

  29. Andrea Pretlow says:

    Love the pink children’s theater!

  30. Maxine Kincora says:

    SOOOOO cute.

  31. Elizabeth H. says:

    I would make a fairy theater.

  32. Angela Cook says:

    I love this mini circus and would keep pretty much the same. Thanks for another beautiful mini!

  33. Rhonda Sihocky says:

    Love the circus theme theatre, would make similar.

  34. Barb macaskill says:

    I would make a puppet theatre with fairies and gnomes! So many great ideas to get inspired by!

  35. Jennifer Krantz says:

    Love this…what a great start it would be for an entire circus village!

  36. K Toews says:

    How about a freak show?

  37. Deb Kaste says:

    This is sooo very adorable! Love it!

  38. Mary Mac says:

    I would love to try the circus theme theatre

  39. Mary McCarthy says:

    I love this! I want to make one of each for sure!,,

  40. Faye Scharber says:

    A punch and Judy theater, of course! So many possibilities though!

  41. Jennie Ingram says:

    Ohh, a tiny fairy theatre!

  42. Diana bittaker says:

    Just love anything that has to do with vintage circus! So I would love to make a version of this mini show! Definitely will add a high wire act with clowns and dogs!

  43. Carol Slowik says:

    I just love the Punch and Judy Theatre!

  44. Sylvia L says:

    I haven’t really decided what I’d make, but I would love to win it anyway!