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  DESCRIPTION     Paper bag hand puppets in performance  
  DETAILS     After we made our  hand puppets from paper bags (Click to review), we decided to put on a puppet show for the rest of the family. ďWe have to have some scenery,Ē my granddaughter insisted.

I hadnít planned for this. What could I come up with on the spur of the moment? Then I remembered the somewhat weary piece of foam core in the garage. At 36 inches wide and 48 inches tall, it was perfect for hiding behind as we manipulated our puppets The action was to take place in a classroom. We got our paints and brushes and went to work. The foam core was stiff enough to prop against a chair, an important consideration. I drew the teacher, my granddaughter drew the student.

The play was created by my granddaughter while we rehearsed, sort of a Woody Allen event with lots of ad libbing by the actors. Our audience was enthralled. When I fell into bed later that night, I was overwhelmed with how creative children are. Give them something to start with and they run with it. I can hardly keep up.
  AGE RANGE     Pre-school to 12  
  GENDER     All  
  SEASONAL     No  
  MATERIALS NEEDED     Paper bag puppets, foam core for scenery, paints and brushes or crayons and markers.  
  SKILLS NEEDED     Ability to be loose and have fun  
  TIME TO PREPARE (Minutes)     30  
  TIME TO MAKE (minutes)     60  
  MY RATING (1-10)     10  
  ALL RATINGS (1-10)     10                                                                                       Rating Formula   
  NAME     Suzy Smith  
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