You can make puppets out of anything: Socks, wooden spoons, paper bags, paper and sticks, some pen drawn on your hand, or just your hands, some movement, and practice. Example: The Handrils, a wordless hand puppet piece by Boston-based puppeteer and filmmaker Sarah Nolen.
The short interaction was created at the 2018 National Puppetry Conference at Connecticut’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center during Alice Gottschalk’s The Language of Material and Objects workshop.
Watch these related puppet and communication videos next:
• Three striped balls & a polka dot ball (1976)
• Mummenschanz on The Muppet Show (1976)
• A glowing puppy puppet by Barnaby Dixon
• How to make puppets with Jim Henson (1969)
Plus, watch more videos about hands.
This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.
Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.