To make our dragon puppet we used:
Recycled packing paper / newspaper
Recycled green wrapping paper (or green paint)
Strong glue (UHU or a glue gun)
A glue stick
Scraps of green & red card
Recycled foam disks for eyes
1) We made the body of our dragon puppet in the same way as our dragonfly puppets, scrunching the packing paper into a body shape & securing with masking tape.
2) For the head we scrunched the paper into a small oblong shape, sealed with masking tape, & then covered both the head & body with green tissue paper, sealing with a glue stick.
This puppet making technique could be used to make endless creations. Here's our horse puppet made in the same style. Minnie has named her Dotty!
Dotty was created using the same technique as the dragon puppet. Instead of covering in tissue paper, Minnie painted the body & head with brown paint. We used old garden rope to create the neck & legs, & garden string for the mane & tail. For Dotty's feet we used pine cones (collected on one of our woodland walks) & made a small hole in each before attaching the rope with glue. We used recycled card for the ears, foam disks for the eyes, & sticks from the garden to make the rods.
|A perfect prop to accompany stories & songs.|
So simple & frugal - I love it!
A great activity for exploring creativity & design, colour, shape, size, movement (both of the puppet & own body). Great for inspiring play, imagination, language, creative storytelling, acting out familiar situations, & discovering imaginary worlds.