We asked The Little Red Fish puppeteers what advice they had for aspiring puppeteers! See what they had to say below and make sure to share it with any aspiring puppeteers in your life!

Teddy

The best thing about being a puppeteer is… seeing and hearing the audience as the world on stage comes alive for them.

If I weren’t a puppeteer, I would be…a baker of beautiful breads.

What advice would you give kids who want to be a puppeteer too? Get crafty! All sorts of skills can help with puppetry: Sewing, woodworking, electronics, dancing, singing, drawing/painting, they all come together in the world of puppetry.

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Mindy

As Eric and Emily (co-creators of The Little Red Fish) would say, we get to engage in playtime plus and that, for me, is the best part of being a puppeteer – the ability to get together with great people and utilize our imaginations in a playful way to create engaging storytelling.

If I weren’t a puppeteer, I would…work for National Geographic because I’d get to travel the world, learn about all the wildlife and people around the world and maybe even help in a more hands on way.

What advice would you give kids who want to be a puppeteer too?

If you have an idea, try it and don’t be afraid something won’t work! I like to make a small version of what I’m thinking about – a prototype – out of recycled material and if it works then I can go and refine it once I’m happy with the outcome. Most importantly, have fun!

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Ora

The best thing about being a puppeteer is learning that, in a way, anything is possible. If you imagine it, there might be a way that you can make it come to life.

If I weren’t a puppeteer, I would be a…hmmm…the cool part about my puppetry life is that I get to have a lot of different jobs. I’m a puppeteer, a writer, director, teacher, and builder. So if I weren’t a puppeteer, I guess I’d probably be one or more of those other things!

What advice would you give kids who want to be a puppeteer too? Learn about all the different types of puppetry that exist and explore them!

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Andy

If you want to be a puppeteer… play! Use your imagination as much as possible.

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Nick

The best thing about being a puppeteer is making something inanimate come to life.

If I weren’t a puppeteer, I would be a puppet.

What advice would you give kids who want to be a puppeteer too? Anything can be a puppet!

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