Create a Puppet

“I started building puppets when I was a kid,” says Noreen Young. After attending art college in Toronto, she worked as a professional television puppeteer and producer for CBC, TVO and the Family Channel before launching Almonte’s Puppets Up! festival from 2005 to 2016. As well as coordinating the weekend-long festival, with its 250 volunteers, she also offers puppet-making workshops for small groups.


  • Full day workshop, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Foam hand puppet

$30 per person, including all materials.  Maximum 20 persons (subject to change without notice)

  • Three-day workshop, Latex head puppet

$85 per person, including all materials. Maximum 8 persons.

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An interview with Noreen Young:

Under the Umbrella Tree: