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Playing with Puppets

Hey! Thank you for checking this out! I am a big crafter as you know and I got thinking about what can parents do with bored kids? I don't know how many of you are parents but that's OK, adults can use puppets too. Video it and sent it to you-tube to give people a laugh!

Puppets have been around a long time, I'm sure some of you have heard of Punch & Judy. Puppetry goes back nearly as far as storytellers. Puppets written about as early as the 5th century BCE. For more history check out the Wikipedia page: Puppetry  There is a couple of Videos on You-tube by Watcher called Puppet History where they use puppets to teach history. If you are bored check it out.

I figure about now some of you are saying I'd love to do that with my kids but I can't sew how can I make some?  

Here are a couple of ideas: 

Via How we learnPhoto Finger Puppets; they use craft foam but you can use cardboard and crayons to make the body, cut out circles if you don't have the ability to print out a picture of your child's head
Via Happy Hooligans, Craft Stick Clowns; you don't have to make them clowns with coloring pencils, markers of crayons you can make any character you can think of

What's next? Well you will need a script of some sort but it can just be improv if you prefer. In fact I like improv you never know what will happen.

Now you have an idea of what you want to do, you have the puppets now all you need is a puppet theatre. To make one all you need is a cereal box and some paint or fabric and glue. 

This site is in french but if you have google translate you will be able to read it.


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