Tadeo Turtle Puppet
Reposting this craft. Want to make an easy Tadeo Turtle puppet? Follow the directions. Use your imagination.
- 1 paper (styrofoam) bowl
- 2 paper plates
- paint, brushes (watercolour or arcylic)
- string or wool or ribbon
- something to punch a hole with (I used a pen)
- a piece of wood (dowelling) or a straw
Draw shapes on the bowl to represent a turtle (imagination is good here as any shapes will be do).
Paint the shapes. I found that it was hard for the paint to adhere to the styrofoam bowl but with a little patience it made some marks. I waited until it dried and painted again.
Paint the front and back of the paper plate. Wait for it to dry. Draw on the shapes for a head, 4 feet and a tail.
Attach the tail and the head to the body. I found the best way – cut a slit into the bowl and slide the head into the bowl. Do the same to the tail.
Put holes in the bowl where the feet will go. Put a hole in the top of each foot.
Thread the wool through the hole in the foot and knot it .). Continue with this piece of wool and thread it through the hole in the bowl (knot inside the bowl). Attach the string to the piece of wood or straw (the puppet controller).
Continue to thread the wool through the holes to fasten the feet to the body and tie to controller.
Using the controller you can now manipulate your puppet (marionette) and make him walk, skip, dance or jump. Here is the Tadeo Turtle Puppet in Action.
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