Books can take you to far
away places. You can be anyone and travel anywhere, if only in
your mind. There are a few different things happening in the next
group of projects. You'll be writing your own stories and creating
characters and sets; plus making different kinds of puppets to
bring the characters from your favorite books to life. So start
thinking about the characters in your story; who they might be,
what they'll be doing, where they live, and what's going to happen.
On Stage: Make the
characters for your own story from the simplest of materials.
This puppet technique is adaptable to any and every type of
Spoon Puppet: Wild and Wacky
spoon critters could be hiding in your kitchen! Add some paint,
wiggle eyes and imagination to bring your critter to life.
103-3 Cowboy Characters: Bread and glue make these great
bread dough puppets from a popular story. Learn how to create
faces and outfit your puppets.
103-4,5 The Mouse and the Motorcycle: This book provides
us with two fun projects. Make the main character and his favorite
mode of transportation from one of the best loved books: The
Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. See how paying attention
to detail when you read will help you create puppets of some
of your favorite characters.
103-6 The Hands-On Project: Learn about the projects
done for Right to Read week in one Ohio elementary school. We've
stretched the definition of crafts to include making wacky costumes.
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