Watch the video below to see how the children work with Plaster of Paris. Or click here to watch on YouTube.

Making a large puppet’s eyeball

The finger puppet making process

The children are given a polystyrene shape of their own choosing; we have various sizes of round and egg shapes. An adult will put a hole in the polystyrene for the child’s finger. The children then set to work with Plaster of Paris bandage, this is easy to work with and prevents the children from getting too messy with plaster. The face shape is built up using this bandage, creating noses, brows, chins and ears. The plaster dries quite quickly and then the children can paint the detail onto the face and make the clothes from fabric which will conceal their hand when operating the puppet.

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