Here are the latest puppets the children made. Aren't they fabulous!
The children molded the heads out of Sculpey clay, chose fabric, and cut the fabric to make bodies. Then I hot glued the bodies together and attached the heads. The children added details with buttons, sequins, and beads.
As we learned from Igor at PuppetArt: a puppet is just a toy, until it tells a story to an audience. Tomorrow afternoon the children will create stories for their puppets. I was hoping to have the children rehearse shows and perform them for children in the other classes, but they are so anxious to take them home, I am not sure I can convince them to leave them at school over the weekend. They looked so disappointed when they couldn't take them home tonight. When they do take them home, please ask them to do a performance for you.