Culture Days

every september

Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of participatory arts and culture events across the country. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities.

Carousel Players and professional designer and puppeteer Alexa Fraser bring you Carousel Players’ Giant Puppet Party, an outdoor, large space activity that allows for social distancing requirements.

Participants will gather the materials listed below, and follow the video tutorial to create their own fabulous Giant Puppet right from home. We want families to be as creative as possible. Your puppet can be a person, an animal, a favourite character, a mystical creature… anything you want! Then, join us on Saturday September 26 at Lester B. Pearson Park at 2pm for our Giant Puppet Party!

What does a Giant Puppet Party entail? Music, dancing, laughter and more! Carousel Players’ Giant Puppet will lead everyone in song and dance, creating a community that is together, apart and making art. Families will be socially distanced and given staggered arrival times in an effort to ensure public safety for all attendees and staff.

Puppet Making Materials

  • Newsprint (newspapers, flyers, other soft paper) – lots and lots
  • Cardboard – two large boxes worth
  • Craft paper – 3′ x 2′ piece
  • White school glue – one large bottle
  • 3 broomsticks or long poles
  • 1 large bedsheet or large pieces of fabric
  • Masking or painter’s tape
  • White acrylic paint
  • Colourful acrylic paint
  • Decorations

Tools: Scissors, stapler, paint brushes, sandpaper

Downlad Instructions HERE

Instructions en francaise ICI

If you’d like to participate but are unable to afford puppet making materials, Puppet Packs are available through Carousel Players. Email  for more information.

Please note that there will be both filming and photography at this event.

Culture Days is supported by the St Catharines Cultural Investment Program.