The Velveteen Rabbit

A Play-At-Home Audio Play!

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

Original story by

Margery Williams

Adapted by

Teresa Spencer

Directed by

Audrey Bertaux

Original Music by

Nautilus Compositions

Puppet Illustrations by

Nytaya Babbitt


Real Rabbit #1, Little, Fairy

Audrey Bertaux

Rocking Horse

Jeremy Dubin

Child, Real Rabbit #2

Montez Jenkins-Copeland


Keisha Kemper

Velveteen Rabbit, Grown-up

Kathryn Tkel

Welcome to The Velveteen Rabbit (Or How Toys Become Real)!

We’re excited you’ve decided to listen. If you are a grown up helping out a budding puppeteer, please click the buttons below to access all of the materials you’ll need to get started!

The Velveteen Rabbit play-along-audio-play and accompanying materials will always be free to access!

Playing at home? These are the materials you'll need.

Looking for a black-&-white printer-friendly version of the guide booklet? Find it here. (Designed to be printed double-sided, but works single-sided too!)

Playing at school? Please enter the information requested below, and we'll send you the materials you'll need!

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    Share your creativity with us!

    We know your puppets look amazing! If you want to share them with us, take a pho- to of your puppet and have your adult tag @walterhoope on Instagram! We can’t wait to see your puppets!

    Learn About Puppeteering

    Watch the videos below to learn about the art of puppetry with Jesse Mooney-Bullock of MoonBull Studio. In video one, join Jesse in building a 3-D puppet that you can use in your own Velveteen Rabbit puppet show. In video two, explore how to puppeteer your new puppet. In the third video, hear Jesse's story and advice for young puppeteers!

    Making Your Puppets? Get Inspired!

    Check out fully-rendered images of the puppets in the Velveteen Rabbit, by the project's illustrator, Nytaya Babbitt! Her drawings can help you get going if you're feeling stuck (plus, they're just really cool to look at!)

    Meet the Artists!

    Get to know the artists of The Velveteen Rabbit! Click on each video to learn fun facts about each of them!

    This project is made possible in part by generous funding from ArtsWave

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