Students will understand the basics of puppet manipulation through playing with paper as a material that
moves. We create quickly made human figures using just crushed paper and tape. Drawing from the traditional
Bunraku Theatre of Japan, students work closely in teams of 3 to manipulate each part of the puppet. As the
team moves and breathes together, the puppet comes to life!
Room specifications: A free space for the exploration of movement. Tables for playing areas.
Themes: Other than Arts, the workshop incorporates elements of STEAM.
Materials: Long roll paper, adhesive tape
Grade Levels: Elementary Cycle 2, 3
Artist Profile: Maggie Winston