MULTI-CULTURAL STICK PUPPETS
ABOUT THIS KIT. This kit contains sufficient materials to make 30 stick puppets in a variety of skin tones. As well as a creative activity the kit can be used as part of a broader project. The puppets are ideal for role play and can form part of a discussion about our multi-cultural society. The starting point could beâ‚¬Â¦.â‚¬â„¢All these puppets look different but they are all made in the same wayâ‚¬Â¦.just like us.â‚¬â„¢
The children could write their names on the back of the sticks. When complete the puppets could be displayed as a frieze and a game played, â‚¬ËœGuess who made this puppetâ‚¬â„¢
YOU WILL NEED. Good quality p.v.a. and scissors.
BEFORE YOU START. We suggest each child is given a stick and two wiggly eyes. They could choose which colour puppet they wish to make. The remaining materials could be placed in a central area for sharing.
HOW TO MAKE THE PUPPETS.
1. Place a stick flat on the work surface and apply glue. See Picture 1.
2. Place the stick, glued side down on a felt puppet. See Picture 2.
3. Carefully turn the puppet over and decorate.
DECORATING IDEAS. BEADS could be used to make a nose, eyes, earrings or a necklace. FELT could be cut into strips for hair or used to make clothes, mouths and noses. FURRY CORD makes great hair and can be threaded with beads. WIRED CHENILLE could be wound round a pencil to make curls. RIBBON could be used to tie bows in hair or just glued along the bottom of a puppet for decoration. WOOL could be cut into short pieces, plaited or threaded with beads. Itâ‚¬â„¢s perfect for hair or it could be used to make eyebrows and mouths. FEATHERS could be trimmed to make furry decorations.
IMPORTANT. When complete the puppets should be allowed to dry overnight before using.
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