Toilet Paper Tube Puppets
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What you will make -
In this project use empty toilet paper tubes to make finger puppets,
then put on a play that features the puppets. The puppet play in this project,
Grandfather's Advice, is based on a folktale from Latvia. This project includes printable
patterns for the play's three characters and ideas for staging the play.
Once you make the puppets in this project, use your creativity to make puppets of your own
design. A tube can be a puppet's head or half head and half body. The
tube can be used upright or horizontal to make a variety of puppet
shapes—animals, people, or vehicles. Cover the tube with decorated
paper or paint it and add cut-outs.
This is the fourth in a series of puppet
making projects that
include puppet plays based on folktales from cultures around the world and back in time.
A Latvian folktale is the
basis for a play,
Grandfather's Advice, using puppets in this project.
Here's what you need -
- White computer paper
- Empty toilet paper tubes
- Crayons, colored pencils or markers
- Optional: Paint and paintbrush, fake fur, yarn, ribbon, lace and cloth.
This project is rated EASY to do.