Make a set of fist puppets or marionettes for the play you have written.
Have the boys make puppets out of a variety of materials. A wooden spoon can be
made into a variety of different puppets. The bowl of the spoon becomes the head.
Hair can be made from yarn, and clothes can be made of felt, or simply painted
A fun and different idea for puppets is to use work gloves. Work gloves come in
assorted colors and textures. The white gloves with black polka dots on the fingers
make great Dalmatian puppies. Brown gloves can be used as reindeer with brown
chenille stick antlers. Have the glove peek out of a chimney, or make a cardboard
sleigh. A green glove can be turned into a collection of worms. An orange glove
can become a family of tigers or giraffes. The puppets can be animated by inserting
the glove into a decorated box to match the style of the puppet and moving the
puppet with the use of a stick inserted at the base of the box. Or, the boys can
simply use the gloves on their hands.
Build a simple stage. This can be accomplished with a table and a blanket draped
over it. Even a clothesline strung between two chairs can hold up the curtains.
A more elaborate stage can be made out of a very large cardboard box. This can
be decorated to coordinate with the play's theme
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