Puppet-Making Party - Atlas Obscura
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Los Angeles, California

Puppet-Making Party

Unleash the creatures of your imagination in this magical making workshop.

Even if you've never made a sock talk, or never chatted with a dummy on your lap, all you need is a taste for the wacky and wondrous—and maybe a pair of googly eyes—to build your own buddy.

Join Field Agent Hadley Meares at a dream-come-true workshop to learn the art of puppetry—and all the magic that you can make happen by starting with such simple materials as a foam skull and a colored felt sock.

Whether you're an aspiring Jim Henson, Bob Baker, or Shari Lewis, or you've just always wanted your very own Gonzo or Grover, you'll learn what it takes to bring the illusion of life to a character you create in this two-hour workshop. We will provide all necessary materials and instructions for step-by-step tracing, cutting, hot gluing, and decorating of your own puppet creation that you'll take home with you! 

These classes are no longer open to the public, but our private workshop has been specially arranged for Atlas Obscura Society Los Angeles!

Get ready for fleece, feathers, and some new furry friends!


  • Children age 12 and up are welcome to join with an adult's supervision.
  • Wear clothing you would craft in, as we'll be handling lots of different materials, scissors, and hot glue.
  • Admission fee includes all materials and instruction.
  • Plenty of free parking.
  • A signed liability waiver will be required for this event.


Contact Hadley Meares at hadley@atlasobscura.com.

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