Flying, fluttering puppets

Today we made flying, fluttering puppets! I wish someone had shown me how to do this years ago. All you need is to know how to role a good strong tube of newspaper. Bend it in keys places, add a little masking tape, shred more newspaper, strategically place a staple or two, add a little string and the entire creation comes alive. It is simply astounding what one can create from such readily available materials!IMG_2620

In an afternoon with Jill the children all created a creature which had a name and a disctinct identity before the day ended. As soon as a puppet was strung up and ready to move about, children brough them to life, with sounds, movements, situations and relationships. We had a spontaneous out pouring of barking barking and soon there was a scenario being played out as they interacted with eachother. It is magical! Flowing papers are irresistable! They demand animation…