When I was young my Grandad, Dad and other members of their family wrote and performed a puppet show at Christmas time. Now we have our own children we have been exploring the old puppets and trying out some new ideas too. This year we have been exploring shadow puppets. The boys used some existing ‘’knight” puppets to turn into characters from the nativity, as well as creating some of our own using black paper and kebab skewers. S used a simple book of the Christmas story to work out which order the characters would appear.
We hung a white bed sheet in the doorway and explored the positioning of a desk lamp behind the curtain to get the clearest shadow projection we could.
I then read the story as the boys moved the puppets. It was good fun and now S would like to add songs and sound effects when we perform to our cousins after Christmas!
Mary and Joseph.
The angel speaks to Mary.