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Making Shadow Puppets

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In this Kids Can Do It title, kids discover the secret to creating traditional shadow puppets based on designs from around the world. With instructions for nine beautifully crafted and decorated wooden rod puppets, portable screen set-ups, scenery and script ideas, this book will help them put on plays that are sure to astound their family ...
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Overview

In this Kids Can Do It title, kids discover the secret to creating traditional shadow puppets based on designs from around the world. With instructions for nine beautifully crafted and decorated wooden rod puppets, portable screen set-ups, scenery and script ideas, this book will help them put on plays that are sure to astound their family and friends -- without a shadow of a doubt! Puppet ideas include
• a snake
• a robot
• a flying bird
• a monster
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Both books include appealing projects and easy-to-follow directions. Introductory material clues readers in to supplies needed and basic techniques. Bryant and Heard give a bit of historical background and include instructions for nine simple puppets, with ideas on how the shapes can be adapted to create several others. Traceable templates are appended. The authors include a discussion of making shadow boxes and the elements of putting on a play. In the second book, Schwarz does a good job constructing and illustrating a variety of masks. However, some of the projects require materials that are difficult to manipulate, the use of tools, and quite a bit of dexterity. Both titles are attractive additions but adult assistance may be needed for those with little skill or patience.-Marcia W. Posner, Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center of Nassau County, Glen Cove, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781553370291
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Series: Kids Can Do It Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 789,739
  • Age range: 8 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Jill Bryant is an author who specializes in children's nonfiction. When Jill was a child, she especially enjoyed creative play activities. Children's theatre - combined with her travel experiences in Asia - have inspired many of her books. After several years of living abroad, Jill Bryant now lives in Kingston, Ontario.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Materials 5
Historical background 8
Snake 10
Flying bird 12
Horse 14
Jester 16
Monster 18
Donkey prince 20
Robot 23
Princess 26
Fairy 29
Making a box screen 32
Making a doorway screen 34
Putting on a play 36
Props and scenery 38
Templates 40
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