Childrens' workshop advice? Posted by zeroelliott on Jun 05, 2006
Hello-I am contracted to host a childrens' puppet workshop next month over two days-childrens' ages range from 5-12yrs; I have to get them to develop a story to perform and make puppets for it, and then a short performance at the end of two hours!Really big ask-but I am just starting to do these workshops to add value to my product range-(biz speak) ie I need the money-and wonder if anyone has ideas for REALLY quick puppet making-papier mache is my usual method,but there's no time for it here!This client has really high expectations...I can manage the story development side, but would appreciate ideas for puppets...thanks-ZERO
Re: Childrens' workshop advice? Posted by Tommy Cannon on Jun 05, 2006
I would suggest going to the library and getting Puppet Mania! and/or Puppet Planet.

Both were written by John Kennedy and they're full of good ideas.
Re: Childrens' workshop advice? Posted by Shawn on Jun 06, 2006
Also check out the Puppet Building  or Projects area here at P&S.  There have been some great ideas of recent for workshop puppets.   Patti just did a really cool rod puppet workshop for 80 + 80 + 80 kids all in one day.... I think I have that number right.
Re: Childrens' workshop advice? Posted by Tommy Cannon on Jun 06, 2006
Yes, the paper clip puppet was rather boss.
Re: Childrens' workshop advice? Posted by The Puppet Dude on Feb 14, 2009
http://swazzle.com/swazzleworkshop0.html
Swazzle has some really easy ones like the toilet paper roll robot, etc. and this site also gives video instructions on how to do them, so it may give you some ideas on how to present the contruction as well.
Re: Childrens' workshop advice? Posted by PointHappy on Mar 31, 2009
I realize this is years too late to help the OP, but paper bags, especially the smaller sizes are great.  All the details can be made out of construction paper and paste.
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