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Making Theatre Props out of Household Objects

Mindfulness, Embodiment, and Drama > Drama


In this lesson, students learn to create theatre props from ordinary household objects. Props are ordinary objects (e.g., a purse, a box, a hat) that help support a theatrical or dramatic story.


  • Access to kitchen cupboards, drawers or other safe, appropriate household items that could be used as theatre props.

Activity Notes

  • Discover ways to transform ordinary items into theatre props.
  • Explore the many ways a single item can be used as different props for drama. Perhaps a toothbrush? A scarf? A pillow? An empty paper towel roll?

Artist Notes

  • Try using two or more props together in a dramatic scene.