for Children
Des Moines,

Meet Barb Funke, better known as Tulip, the entertainer for children. You can learn all about Barb and her mission as a family and educational entertainer while you're here. You can read about the accomplishments and the friends she's made along the way. You can even see some pictures of her in action, having fun and entertaining children.

Tulip's Journey and Wisdom

Through her 25 years as a performer, Barb has always believed in the children she entertains. She believes in each individual child and has worked hard to keep the best sort of puppet friends around her to entertain and educate children. After the curtain has fallen and the laughs and smiles have gone, Barb hopes that Tulip and her friends have made a lasting impact on her audience.

Though doing work primarily in and around Des Moines, Iowa, Barb has performed in other states in the surrounding area, touching hearts and bringing smiles all along the way. Tulip and her friends have been around the block a time or two, and they understand what it's like to be a kid and understands that every child is important and deserves to feel the happiness and joy that life has to offer.

See Tulip in Person!

Barb is proud of Tulip's work and encourages you to see her for yourself.  Tulip is a jack-of-all-trades, so to speak, and is excited to see how the children react to her magic tricks, her balloon art, ventriloquism, and all the other fun and classic performances she's got up her sleeve.

If you feel like Tulip and her friends would be a welcome guest at your next event, don't hesitate to call today at 641-483-2638 or email at tulip@tulipandfriends.com. Tulip loves her children audiences but is happy to perform for families and senior citizens as well, so don’t hesitate to call!