On March 19 and 21 we welcomed an enthusiastic group of kids and parents to the Salt Spring Library for a free hour and a half workshop on building puppets.
|The Salt Spring Library Program Room|
The workshop began with Tyler reading "Who's in Rabbits House?", a visually stunning picture book about a group of Masi tribes people putting on a play. It was to serve as the inspiration for the puppets we would create.
|Storytime with Tyler|
We had settled on a deceptively simple design that used an envelope as the head of the puppet. Beyond that, the kids (and parents) could let their imaginations run wild!
|Everyone hard at work|
|Just because you're old enough to vote doesn't mean you can't make an awesome puppet|
Everyone got about an hour to create their puppet masterpiece. Then we sat down and introduced all the weird and wacky and beautiful creatures that we had made.
|Nit and Wit, a puppet comedy duo.|
|The caterpillar. It has a third rod so it can be a cooperative puppet!|
|A tribute puppet: she made a puppet version of her Mom.|
|A beautiful duck puppet.|
There were lots of smiles and laughs and incredible displays of creativity from everyone. A special thank you to Stephy, our volunteer, and of course, the Salt Spring Library for providing the space and materials.