Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Hooray for Puppets!
I love the author's note:
Children should always be given the freedom to create things of their own... in their own way... and with materials of their own... in their own way... and with materials of their own choosing. The projects in this book will show children some new ways to use materials and some simple techniques for making different kinds of puppets. But they can and should be modified according to a child's needs, skills, and imagination.
Using paper bags, socks, old gloves, paper tubes, rubber balls, and even just your hand, one can make all kinds of puppets. The illustrations are so cheerful and the directions are so easy to follow it's hard to resist the siren call to craft. I loved this sort of thing as a kid and still do today.
Finger puppets are a particular "passion" of mine.
I included scans of my favorite pages. The last image featured explains different ways to present a puppet show.