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« on: February 15, 2004 07:47:40 PM »

Okay, I made this puppet out of newspaper and tape in the GA Thespian Conference.  We were only given 25 minutes to make our puppets out of only the newspaper and tape, so excuse the way mine looks, lol.  Anyway, if someone spent more time making one, they could also make it out of other materials besides newspaper and tape and give it fabric clothing, etc and make it look real nice.
Here's the one I did, excuse the fact that the picture is sideways.

Now for instructions.  A picture:

The black shows the pieces you need to build the puppet.  The green and purple show how to do joints.  I used tape for mine, so the purple represents how there is a piece of tape on each side then pressed together in the middle to make a stronger hold.  The red shows one way you could do the hand.... as a circle like a doughnut, where you place your real hand inside the hole.  The blue represents the way I did mine... make a hand shape then put a stick onto it.  I also showed in pink the feet.  It's important that part of the foot sticks out in the back and in the front.
For controlling the puppet, it's actually a 3 person thing.  One person controls the feet by the back sticky-out part of the feet.  Another person controls the body and an arm.  And another person controls the head and other arm.
I'm not great at instructions... I hope it made sense.  There's a name for this type of puppet but I forgot....
« Last Edit: February 15, 2004 07:48:27 PM by dramakitty » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2004 08:53:11 AM »


Did they have you put on a show with this guy?  
I love it.  Crafting with limited supplies seems to bring out new ideas.  Great job!

heh-heh.  What was his voice like?

« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2004 01:58:47 PM »

I made mine with two other people in an hour long class.  We learned about puppets and such, then had 25 minutes to make one with only the newspaper and tape (and two sticks for the hands).  Then each group of three put on a little skit with the puppet.  I controlled the feet, haha.  But we didn't have a voice.  The teacher person put on some music and in the skit we had to make the puppet walk forward, wave, show it's personality, then walk away to the music.

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2004 12:25:27 PM »

That is so sweet. When I saw that I just had to try it! Mine are very different, and they're just dolls instead of puppets, but I love 'em! I have two girls and a sweet punky boy with a mohican Smiley Yours is incredible, can't believe you did that in 25 minutes!

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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2004 12:47:32 PM »

That's really cool.  I love puppets.  And tape.

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