|Shadow puppets from the Story of Jacob: the "stew" puppet and lovely Rachel|
If you have followed my Shadow Puppet Tutorials #1-#3, then you have made your Shadow Theatre and cut out your first puppet, Jacob...
Get ready to cut out a lot more puppets!!
Look over the script to see which parts of the story you want to perform.
You will also need some laminating sheets. The "stew" puppet (see photo above) definitely needs to be laminated to keep it together. You will need to laminate the flocks of animals and the Laban puppet should probably be laminated to protect his walking stick. To make the angel stairway, I laminated 8 angels onto a long flight of steps. I made 2 angels each in small, medium, large and XL sizes by shrinking the template; the smallest angels go on top. I also made the steps gradually smaller toward the top. You may need 2 puppeteers to hold that one up. If you want to make a light at the top of the stairs, someone can shine a small flashlight at the screen....
|an angel for Jacob's ladder|
Just punch holes in them! ( which sounds very odd.....! )
You'll need colored tissue paper (and more laminating sheets) to make Joseph's colorful coat...if you decide to do that part of the story.
And also you will need tiny brads if you want some of your puppets to have a moving arms.
I would love to hear about your adventures using puppets. What part of the story did you perform? Did you have kids operating the puppets? Did you perform for another class? Are you using these puppets for other Bible stories as well?
|Isaac; moving arm shadow puppet (note brad at shoulder)|