Project Puppet Theatre

By Rachel Couper

Now that the semester is over there is much more time to devote to all sorts of creative projects other than uni. I am keen to give handmade Christmas presents this year so I've got to get making before I run out of time! It would also be great if I could use recycled materials and give them a new lease of life.

My 5 year old niece and 3 year old nephew are getting to the age where they are playing all sorts of imaginative games and they have just started putting on 'plays' for the family whenever we get together. They are often hilarious events and it got me thinking that I'd like to encourage more of them and maybe I should make them a puppet theatre.

I have an old set of shelves I could use and the following drawings are my plan of attack.

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It'll be fun making all kinds of different puppets with them over the holiday break and seeing what kind of shows they come up with. I'll definitely be recording a few of them!

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