As part of our Fairy Tales and Fables summer program, we’ve been busy gathering inspiration from a variety of fairy tales and fables. After reading a number of stories together, the kids used their imaginations to create fairy tale characters of their own. We then crafted puppets to bring these characters to life, producing a varied collection of whimsical figures.
The project spanned three days, with each day focused on a different task. The first day involved working with paper mache, to form the basic shape of the puppet’s body. On the second day, we used paint to design clothes and add small details. Our final day was spent on finishing touches like eyes, hairstyles, and other fun details. Here are some of the playful results:
Another puppet project we enjoyed this summer was inspired by Curious George. After reading several of the stories together, the kids created sock puppets based on the series’ characters and themes. We discussed character traits, soft sculpture, and the role that each sock puppet might play in Curious George stories. Enjoy some of our creations below!
Written by Amy Goudge.