Just a handful of weeks ago my eldest son and I did a little making for Sparkle Stories – a puppet theater. To be perfectly honest, the project wasn’t anything super special. The theater, a repurposed cardboard box. The puppets, simple wooden spoons with faces painted in the bowl.
But when it comes to puppets and puppet theaters, I’m a firm believer that it doesn’t have to be fancy. The magic of puppets comes in the stories. The puppets and theaters are just there as props to help the stories pour out.
The stories that poured out from my boys from behind that theater were magic and made me glad enough to have spent the afternoon putting it all together with them. But besides the stories, the puppet theater also reminded me of a remarkably important creative lesson. One that I frequently find myself forgetting.