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Marionette Workshops

Simple Dinosaur Marionette Workshop with Abby Bosley

Make a simple dinosaur or dragon string puppet using things you have laying around your home. Recommended for ages 7+ (adult help may be required as there may be poking sharp things into paper or plastic cups).

Materials needed: 2 toilet paper rolls (or a paper towel roll cut in half) or 2 paper cups (plastic also works); string, yarn, or ribbon; popsicle sticks, straws, sticks, or pencils; something for feet like bottle caps from soda bottles, washers, buttons, beads; masking tape; paper; pen; hole punch; scissors; markers; anything else to decorate your puppet (pipe cleaners, beads, tissue paper, fabric, etc); hot glue is optional

Originally streamed on Facebook on 4/1/20.

Toilet Paper Roll Marionette Workshop with Elise Vanasse

Start making use of all those finished toilet paper rolls and turn them into a charming marionette! Recommended for ages 6+. Materials needed: two toilet paper rolls, spare cereal box cardboard, three popsicle sticks/skewers, hot glue, yarn/string, pipe cleaners, markers/paint

Originally streamed on Facebook on 6/19/2020.