PUPPET WORKSHOP

CREATIVE DRAMA WITH PUPPETS

Watch the video below to see how the children work with Plaster of Paris.

Making a large puppet’s eyeball

Day One Activities

  • GREETING AT 9AM WITH PUPPETS
  • A PUPPET PERFORMANCE BY PROFESSIONAL PUPPETEERS
  • DESIGN YOUR OWN PUPPET
  • LUNCHTIME 12-1PM
  • MAKE YOUR OWN PLASTER OF PARIS PUPPET
  • CREATE A PERFORMANCE FOR YOUR PUPPET
  • CHILDREN ONLY DOING ONE DAY TAKE PUPPETS HOME
  • PARENTS COLLECT CHILDREN AT 4PM

Day Two Activities

  • GREETING AT 9AM WITH PUPPETS
  • A PUPPET PERFORMANCE BY PROFESSIONAL PUPPETEERS
  • DESIGN OR DEVELOP YOUR OWN PUPPET
  • LUNCH TIME 12-1PM
  • MAKE YOUR OWN PLASTER OF PARIS PUPPET
  • DEVELOP AND REHEARSE YOUR PERFORMANCE
  • FINAL SHOWCASE FOR PARENTS
  • CHILDREN LEAVE WITH PUPPETS AND PARENTS AT 4PM

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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