File puptcrit/puptcrit.0801, message 225


Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 14:31:08 -0500
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: [Puptcrit] Recycled materials


To protect school tables and homes when doing puppet making  
workshops,  I often take the fairly clean
plastic tablecloths folks regularly throw away after parties or  
Temple services and give them a rinse in the washingmachine,
and hang dry in the shower.

I just cut out a bunch of hand puppet shapes for a girl scout trip  
from old sheets.

Some one gave me a handful of cork coasters which worked great for a  
Rabbi's yarmulke for a few of my shows.

Due to snow storms,  regular school curriculum, and field trips,  my  
fourth grade reading group (Portugues/Cambodian)
  finally performed
The Magic Dreidle for several classes on Friday with another  
performance next Friday.

We used Judy O'Hare's technique with  paperbags  (stuffed with small  
pieces of Newspaper)
with paint sticks hotglued inside, with scrap cloths for simple  
costuming.

When the bags began to rip when stuffing them (old?) I mixed some  
white glue and water together and kept brushing over the whole bag.
That strengthened them and they have withstood practice and normal  
kids being kids behind teacher's back :)
The goblin got green tissue paper laminated to the brown bag with the  
glue/water brushing too.

Those watching the show were awed and amazed and wanted to know how  
to make the puppets.  They were given directions and sent
home for the long weekend with a possible project to try.

liz in MA
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