PAPER BAG BUTTERFLY PUPPETS
Level: ECE, Primary, Junior
Grades: PreK - Gr. 5 | Age: 2-11yrs | Written by:
Linda J. Moucha
[Linda is a K-12 Art Instructor at Barry Community Schools, Barry, IL]
Students will make butterfly puppets using paper bags.
- Three-dimensional shapes are called forms.
- Puppets can be used to tell stories.
Goals for Learning:
What You Need:
What You Do:
- 25.A.1d Visual Arts: Identify the elements of line, shape, space, color and texture; the principles of repetition and pattern, and the expressive qualities of mood, emotion, and pictorial representation.
- 26.B.1d Visual Arts: Demonstrate knowledge and skills to create visual works of art using manipulation, eye-hand coordination, building and imagination.
- 26.A.1e Visual Arts: Identify media and tools and how to use them in a safe and responsible manner when painting and constructing.
- 27.B.1 Know how images, sounds and movement convey stories about people, places, and times.
- Using one or two sheets of tissue, fold in half and twist in the middle to create two wings. Teacher will tape to back of puppet.
- Student will use markers to create a face on the top section of the sack. Sticker features could be used.
- Pipe cleaner antenna could be added with tape and glue.
Note: This project is teacher intensive.
- A variation could be to cut out wings from construction paper and add marker patterns.
- For older students, I have them fold paper in half and draw a letter "B" on the fold. We cut it out and create wings.
- Create wings (letter "B") and copy on colored copy paper and then add marker design.
- Use a book about butterflies to tell a story, or write a story as a class.
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