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Rad Robot Puppet

Upcycle household materials while learning to create stability and movement with inanimate objects.

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Robot puppet
Thai, Puppet Head

Image: Thai, Puppet Head, 19th century, paint on wood. Gift of Mrs. Virginia W. Kettering, 1978.160

Required materials:

  • one-two: tea, butter or band-aid box (a small, clean cardboard box)
  • one: microwaveable mac-n-cheese or takeout food carton
  • one: metal brad fastener
  • one: drinking straw
  • one: chenille stem
  • scissors
  • Elmer’s glue
  • acrylic paints
  • paint palette
  • water cup
  • paintbrush
  • pencil
  • beads, buttons or other decorative supplies

Optional materials:

  • permanent marker
  • duct tape
  • foamies

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