The Puppet Theater, Puppet Theater or Puppet Theater is the name given to the theater made using puppets, puppets or puppets, all used with human manipulation, especially where there is a small stage set with scenery, curtains and everything else. more than featuring a presentation.
The Puppet Theater and Its History
Puppet theater is an ancient form of cultural and artistic expression, having its origins for over three thousand years. Since then the dolls have been used to animate and convey ideas or even criticism of the society of the time.
Some scholars on the subject argue that the use of puppets and puppets in these theaters even anticipated the use of people. Studies indicate that they were already used in ancient Egypt, around 2000 BC, where puppets were made from wooden figures conducted through the string.
In some tombs, articulated dolls of clay and ivory were found, conducted with cords. Some hieroglyphics contain in their inscription descriptions of “walking statues” that were used in religious plays.
Learn How To Make A Puppet
Footsteps and Materials
- First, you will need a regular box of toothpaste, cardboard. With it in hand, squeeze the sides in the middle and still cut it in half.
- Each part of the box will serve to make a puppet’s body.
With the help of a skewer, make a hole in the lid.
- Take two cuts in the box so you can fit the arms.
- Take a barbecue stick and, in the end, stick a Styrofoam ball. Pass the toothpick the entire length of the box, causing the ball to be attached to the open side.
- With an ice cream stick or thick cardboard, the strip goes all over the box, forming the arms, using the cut that was made.
- Paste everything to fix the barbecue skewer and ice cream stick in the box to form the body of the doll.
From this structure, you can create any character the way you see fit. Take glue-moistened toilet paper, make small balls and place it on the doll’s face to mount the nose and ear. A very thin strip of paper can be used to create the outline of the mouth. A portion of a Styrofoam ball can be used to create a big belly.
- After bonding all parts of the body, take strips of toilet paper and glue all over the piece using plenty of white glue. The paper joins the glue well dissolved in water and forms a very nice texture, which after drying can be painted, just like papier-mache.
From this stage, when the doll is ready, you can assemble accessories to compose the peculiarities of the characters. For example, with an empty toilet paper roll, you can cut a crown for the king. Use as a mold measure a plastic soda cap.
- Paste the sides well, remove the measurement cap and draw a zigzag using graphite pencil and clipping.
- Cover with toilet paper and dissolved glue to make the finish.
- Put colored wool threads on the head to make the hair and after that, stick the crown on the head or make a hat. If you want you can also make the character bald.
If you wrap a thin wire around a pencil, you can make beautiful and fun glasses.
- A piece of fabric, well wet with glue, can be wrapped around the neck to form a king or queen cloak or cloak.
- The same process can be used to assemble other characters. Use all your creativity and imagination to make beautiful stories.
Puppet Theater – Scenery
- Two of cardboard shoeboxes
- Two toothpaste boxes
- Some newspaper sheets
- Some pieces of cloth
- A 30 cm ruler
- Some pins
- Some wooden barbecue skewers
- A large white glue tube
- A scissor
- A boring brush
- Some Styrofoam balls about 5 inches in diameter
- Colored inks, white and other favorite colors.
The first thing to do is set up the theater box and then use the characters you learned to do earlier. Once you can assemble the first one, you’ll have the experience to create all the others. The cat’s leap is always to pass the wet paper with white glue on the pieces and wait for drying before painting.
It takes a lot of patience and even a little organization, trying to take care of every detail.
- With one of the shoe boxes, draw a border of approximately 3 inches on all sides and still at the bottom of the box and cut around.
- Remove the part that was cut, saving the strips for later reuse.
- Put the lid in the box to draw a new margin with 3 cm also on each side
- Cut around, as was done earlier. It is through this space that the puppets will be moved. Stick the lid to the box using glue on the sides. This lid
will serve as background to compose the scenario.
- Take the next box and remove the lid, if it sticks, remove it. Place the box that was previously mounted on the second and draw a pencil drawing through space already cut in the first so that the same box is cut into the box below.
- Cut out the part that was drawn.
- The box with the lid glued should be on top.
- Put a box of toothpaste on top using the glue where the theater sign will be made.
Now that it’s all set up, it’s time to paper to provide uniformity and better texture to the job.
- Cut out several strips of newspaper and also dissolve in a saucer glue and some water. Glue the newspaper strips to the box and apply the glue to moisten the paper well, until the whole piece is wrapped with the mixture.
- Once dry, pass the white paint over the theater.
- Embellish the theater any way you want, using colored ink and lettering, or whatever your imagination achieves.