Puppetry is used in many of our projects and can be an ideal art-form to explore bringing stories to life and encouraging speech, language and communication. It can also be satisfying to create puppets in and of itself and you can use a wide variety of materials to explore different types of puppetry. We often use puppetry in our projects in combination with animation and green screen film so once you have made some puppets why not have a look at our film-making tutorials and make a little film.
Below are a series of videos and downloadable how-to’s by our collaborator puppeteer Tinka Slavicek
How to make a sock puppet
A video tutorial by puppeteer Tratinica Slavicek demonstrating how to sew and make your own sock puppets
Make a string puppet octopus
A video tutorial from one of our regular collaborators Alice Searle of Tigerboat Theatre demonstrating how to make an octopus cup puppet
Stick Fish Puppet instructions video
A video tutorial from one of our regular collaborators Alice Searle of Tigerboat Theatre demonstrating how to make a fish stick puppet. If you would like to make a film of your fish swimming have a look at our film-making resources for our Green Screen tutorial based on the popular story Rainbow Fish.
Make your own shadow puppet theatre
A video tutorial for how to make your own homemade shadow theatre by Vanessa of Scribble and Smudge who collaborated with us to deliver home packs during the lockdown.