Like a puppet on a string…

Our wonderful project on puppetry was enhanced further today when we were joined by the Little Angel Theatre. Our Punch and Judy inspired puppets express their emotion through their facial features and today we created our own puppets with articulated limbs and moving head to help convey emotions.

We began by watching a short film starring Scoop, who likes to reinvent things and give them new life, and Bertie, a puppet made of recycled objects. We followed Bertie’s adventure as he tried to reach the recycling centre and live out his dreams of being recycled as a kite. We learnt about the science of plastic bottles and examined the different materials used to make puppets.

We then built our own Bertie-inspired puppet. We had to consider how the puppet would move and would be able to show different emotions. We learnt how to make articulated limbs and add movement to our puppets.

Once the structure of our puppet was finished, we then used recycled materials to decorate. At the end of the session, we learnt how to perform with our puppets, helping to bring them to life.

So many new skills and so much fun! A big thank you to Little Angel Theatre for working with us today! We had a fantastic morning.

We are looking forward to sharing our puppet making skills with you at the Art exhibition on Friday 12th July.