Building Kismet #4

Our efforts have been focused on paper puppets for the past few weeks. With the help of Matthew McGee and puppeteers Heather Carter, Amy Kellett and Russell Matthews, we’ve created some new citizens of Paper World, out of scraps from SCRAP DC, local printers and the contents of the recycling bin.

Any guesses as to how these components might fit together to form a paper puppet?

Any guesses as to how these components might fit together to form a paper puppet?

Big or small, everything is made from paper!

Big or small, everything is made from paper!

Not too many tools needed--just a glue gun and scissors.

Not too many tools needed–just a glue gun and scissors.

Two paper friends, ready to be animated by puppeteers.

Two paper friends, ready to be animated by puppeteers.

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Crazy Hair and Snakes

Some photos of puppets created by students at Friends Community School in College Park, Maryland:

There were no socks, so this student created the same shape with folded fabric and gave him a jingle bell hat!

There were no socks, so this student created the same shape with folded fabric and gave him a jingle bell hat!

Crazy hair added to a cork with electrical wire legs makes a fun character.

Crazy hair added to a cork with electrical wire legs makes a fun character.

This student gave her marionette VERY long strings so her tall father could hold it!

This student gave her marionette VERY long strings so her tall father could hold it!