Patchwork Puppets

Patchwork Puppets Show Information
Patchwork Puppets shows are 45-60 minutes in length, depending on the ages of the children. Shows are suitable for schools, libraries, community centers and other locations for family audiences. An intimate audience setting with a maximum of 200 guests produces best results.

Located in Des Moines, Patchwork Puppets will travel throughout Iowa and limited sites in neighboring states. Fees vary for each show and will include the basic show fee as well as travel and lodging if appropriate.

Contact Carol Taylor at for more information and booking schedule.

Shows and Scheduling

Patchwork Puppet performances, 45 to 60 minutes in length, are planned for preschool and elementary children and their families. They offer unique opportunities for multicultural learning as the audiences experience art, music, and folk traditions from around the globe. Most recently Carol has added environmental and nature tales to her repertoire, teaching about ecological issues through her programs and workshops.

Learning Fun with the Patchwork Puppets

Summer Reading Programs — For almost thirty years Carol has designed puppet shows to accompany the Summer Reading Programs. She travels throughout the state. Contact Carol for more details.

Kinderpuppen — This new extended creative program for young children ages 4-6 in the Des Moines area offers once-a-week workshops for six weeks at preschools and childcare centers. The hour-long sessions feature puppets, creative drama, storytelling, movement and lots of giggly fun. They could be based on themes such as animals and their habitats, endangered animals, ecology, folk tales or also on topics related to the learning curriculum. Contact Carol for more details.

Teaching with the Arts — As a long advocate of using the arts as teaching tools, Carol can tailor shows and tales to supplement the elementary core curriculum, offering students compelling and lively interactive educational classroom experiences using puppetry and creative drama. Contact Carol for more details.

The current show lineup includes:

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