File puptcrit/puptcrit.0412, message 167

Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2004 11:25:43 -0500
Subject: [Puptcrit] puppet building with children

I am going to be working with some middle school aged children on building 
some papier mache head rod puppets this winter.  These puppets will 
potentially be used for promotional purposes to "advertise" their 
organization - in local parades, schools, and such.

We want to promote independence and independent thinking,  and are against 
traditional stereotypes, as well as promoting drug and chemical free living.

I'm thinking of "Bread and Puppet" style rod puppets, also got some ideas 
from Nan Rump's (I think I recall her name right!) book about building 
puppets with kids, with 2 kids each puppet.  The work space has a low 
ceiling, and this is a winter project, so I'm thinking max 5 or 6 feet each 

Any ideas or examples of puppets any of you have made with groups before, 
or warnings of what not to do?  I've experience with simpler puppets for 
schools and scouts, but wanted to glean the list's knowledge/experience if 

Thanks in advance and happy holidays to everyone!


Romper Rhythm and Puppets
516 Barnard Hill Rd.
Weare, NH  03281
Late Night Radio - bluegrass and swing

May Peace Prevail Over Aggression 

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