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KS1 Art - Pop-up Puppets



This video for KS1 art lessons features teacher Emma Myers showing her class how to make pop-up puppets.

Emma hands out colourful striped cardboard tubes to her pupils at Elmlea Infants School in Bristol. To prevent them getting distracted Emma gets them to think of things that the tubes could be used for.

The pupils each attach a piece of wadding to the top of a stick using an elastic band. This goes up through the tube.

Using a second elastic band, they fix a large circle of fabric or foam over the wadding.

This forms the head of the puppet. The outside edge of the fabric then attaches to the upper rim of the tube, forming the body of the puppet.

The puppets are then decorated individually by the pupils, creating their own characters.

Published : Sep 2010

05 mins


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