In 2013 and 2014, Pupperoos was invited to run Peek-a-boo Puppet workshops for Christmas Festivals in Ryde, Sydney. Organised by the City of Ryde, the 2013 festival was held on Friday the 13th – lending itself to a ‘Nightmare Before Christmas Spooktacular’! There was a screening of the Tim Burton film, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ at Eastwood Plaza and the public were invited to make their own spooky puppets using paper cups, rods, pipe cleaners and styrofoam balls. ryde peekaboo resized The following year had a summer beach theme at Ryde Park. Despite a very wet and rainy day, the crowds still enjoyed making puppet scuba-divers, mermaids and sharks! For more information about the City of Ryde, please visit