Textiles: Puppets

Children explore different ways of joining fabrics before creating their own hand puppets based upon characters from a well-known fairytale. Throughout they work to develop their technical skills of cutting, glueing, stapling and pinning.

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Lesson 1: Joining fabrics

Pupils explore different ways of joining fabrics together, including gluing, pinning and stapling and then evaluate the different methods


Lesson 2: Designing my puppet

After considering which character their puppet will be based upon, children cut out their felt using a simple template


Lesson 3: Making and joining my puppet

Using the technical skills developed in Lesson 1, children join their pieces of fabric for their puppet, using their preferred method


Lesson 4: Decorating my puppet

Carefully selecting a variety of materials, children decorate their puppet in keeping with their chosen storybook character