ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Create recycled puppets for the holidays

Berlin, GermanyPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Shani

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Bring the whole family
For kids 4 and up.
Tailored for you
Host can personalize to match your interests.

What you'll do

Hello! I'm a Jewish-Australian puppeteer living in Berlin, Germany. I make my living in this cultural melting pot working with puppets for both kids & adults.

I will introduce you to some of my favourite puppets & tell you some stories about travelling the world and doing shows in theatres, circus & even in the jungle!

Together we are going to make creative holiday puppets from recycled materials. We will make special Christmas elves and Hanukkah puppets celebrating the festival of lights.

This activity is great for friends and families wanting connect remotely over the holidays, team building for professionals, cultural institutions and parties.
Your brand new puppet friend will make a great gift for Christmas or Hanukkah or you can create your very own puppet show for your captive audience during the holidays. :)

I can be totally flexible with group bookings, feel free to suggest the time that suits you best and I'll create a custom session for you. When booking, please let me know a little bit about who will be attending so I can make it as relevant as possible.

Bookings are per participant and kids under 2 can play along for free, though they will need constant adult assistance.
Hello! I'm a Jewish-Australian puppeteer living in Berlin, Germany. I make my living in this cultural melting pot working with puppets for both kids & adults.

I will introduce you to some of my favourite puppets & tell you some stories about travelling the world and doing shows in theatres, circus & even in the jungle!

Together we are going to make creative holiday puppets from recycled materials. We will make special Chr…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Shani can host private groups of any size, up to 10 guests. Private group rates start at $85.

What to bring

  • Essential: Crafting tools, at minimum scissors, markers and masking tape
  • Essential: Newspaper, cardboard
  • Bonus: Decorations, fabrics, wool, anything colourful or sparkly
  • Bonus: Small lights like bike lights, mini Christmas lights or fairy lights
  • Bonus: If possible bring elastic, string

Meet your Host, Shani

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 19 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a puppeteer with over ten years' experience. I've worked on shows in museums, circuses, festivals, theatres and on TV. I've brought giant rabbits, dragons, dinosaurs, snakes and spirits to life in over 7 countries. In Australia I ran my own pop up puppet theatre called Umbrella Theatre, and was an ensemble member of Sydney Opera House's Creative Play program for kids. In Germany I've taught puppet making at Zirkus Cabuwazi, worked with the Puppenphilarmonie and am a member of Puppetry Slam Deutschland.
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From $17/ person

Private groups only
From $85 per group
$17 per person
Private groups only
From $85 per group

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Emily
February 2021
Shani led us in a very fun family celebration with puppet making! Everyone enjoyed the creative opportunity in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
Dawn
February 2021
This was so fun! Shani led us through a puppet making experience for a family birthday party - she brought the right level of goofiness to keep us all engaged, and masterfully involved each household. Really, really fun!!!
Thomas
January 2021
Shani is super fun, leading our 9-year-old and her friend in a puppet-making project where they could each indulge in their creativity their own way. She taught the girls about prototyping during the brainstorming process, showed them examples, and even taught them how to speak a little German. This was a great rainy day activity and they're looking forward to doing it again.
Josh
December 2020
Shani is very energetic and did a great job engaging our children who range from 6-11. She is very talented.....and my family has all agreed her voice sounds like Rebel Wilson.
Jennel
December 2020
Shani's passion for puppet making shined through. She connected with the kids brilliantly. I did this experience with my teenage kids, nieces and nephew in Ohio for the holidays. We had a great time making elves together! The fancy dress surprise made it even better.
Myriah J.
December 2020
Shani didn't only include some of excellent entertainment, we also all came out with our own hilarious puppets that will stay in our family for years to come! It was such a blast! Absolutely worth every cent!

Choose from available dates

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  • Wed, Dec 1
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $85 per group
  • Thu, Dec 2
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    $17 per person
  • Thu, Dec 2
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $85 per group
  • Sun, Dec 5
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $85 per group
  • Sun, Dec 5
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $85 per group
  • Wed, Dec 8
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $85 per group
  • Thu, Dec 9
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    $17 per person
  • Thu, Dec 9
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $85 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.