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Family Activities to do at Home

MTYP’s Theatre School Director Kent Suss has been working on several videos which show you how to make puppets at home. MTYP will be posting these on our social media pages as well as on this page. Check them out and enjoy creating something from scratch with your children.

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Make a Sock Puppet

With MTYP Theatre School Director Kent Suss

As promised here is MTYP’s very first DIY puppet making online workshop. Our very own theatre school director Kent Suss will show you how easy it is to transform a sock into a puppet that will delight your kids. We hope you enjoy making this and keep watching our feed, there will be more projects in the coming weeks.

What you will need:

– sock
– cardboard
– scissors
– felt-tip marker
– googly eyes (2 for each character, of course), buttons will work too
– hot glue gun
– cutting board
– foam sheet or felt
– feathers if you have them

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Make a Rod Puppet

With MTYP Theatre School Director Kent Suss

As promised here is MTYP’s DIY puppet making online workshop. Our theatre school director Kent Suss will show you how easy it is to transform a chop sticks into a puppet that will delight your kids. We hope you enjoy making this and keep watching our feed, there will be more projects in the coming weeks.

What you will need:

– chopsticks, pencils will work too
– cardboard
– construction paper
– scissors
– felt-tip marker
– fabric (approx. 18 inches square)
– glue/gluestick
– hot glue gun

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Make a Complex Puppet

With MTYP Theatre School Director Kent Suss

As promised here is MTYP’s DIY puppet making online workshop. Our theatre school director Kent Suss will show you how easy it is to take what you have learned in Puppets 1 and Puppets 2 to make a more complex puppet. We hope you enjoy making this and keep watching our feed, there will be more projects in the coming weeks.

What you will need:

– sock
– needle and thread
– chopsticks, pencils will work too
– cardboard
– construction paper
– scissors
– exacto knife
– sponges
– beads
– felt-tip marker
– glue/gluestick
– hot glue gun

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Creative Drama for Ages 6-10

With MTYP Theatre School Drama Outreach Coordinator Heather Russell-Smith

A fun and encouraging introduction to acting. Use your body, voice and imagination, and create a character all your own!

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Make a Box Puppet

With MTYP Theatre School Director Kent Suss

Use a food box to make this puppet with a moving mouth.

What you will need:

– a food box (a Kraft Dinner box is perfect, but any size will work).
– a sock
– small piece of cardboard or cardstock
– coloured construction paper, cloth, craft foam, felt, or fun fur to cover your puppet
– an old long-sleeved shirt for the body
– googly eyes or buttons for eyes
– yarn or feathers for decoration
– hot glue gun
– scissors

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Make a Robot Puppet

With MTYP Theatre School Director Kent Suss

Use wood and a screwdriver to build this table-top puppet.

What you will need:

a food box (a Kraft Dinner box is perfect, but any size will work).
– a sock
small piece of cardboard or cardstock
– coloured construction paper, cloth, craft foam, felt, or fun fur to cover your puppet
an old long-sleeved shirt for the body
googly eyes or buttons for eyes
yarn or feathers for decoration

Tools:

– saw
sandpaper
hand-held screwdriver
electric drill (a drill press if you have one)
drill bits
– carpenter’s glue
glue gun (optional)

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