Are you ready to STIR up some fun? You’ll never look at your utensil drawer the same way again! In this workshop we will turn ordinary wooden spoons into furry little rod-puppets! All ages and skill levels are welcome to learn this simple technique.
NOTE: We will be using hot-glue guns and scissors with supervision. In 90 minutes each participant will build one rod puppet using a spoon, shoelace, cardboard tubes, hot glue, fur, and pom-poms.
Additional Materials Fee: $7.00
For 15 years now, Heidi Carpenter has been selling her unique puppet creations and performing as In Jest Puppets (occasionally recruiting her musician husband Paul and talented teen daughter Joy to assist)! She currently serves as President of the Atlanta Puppetry Guild. Her favorite performing credit was playing ROCKY in The Rocky Horror Puppet Show! Heidi loves teaching puppet building and performance techniques to kids at various summer camps every year, and has built the masks and puppets for two productions of The Lion King Junior! She never misses the chance to perform at Atlanta PUPPET SLAMS, and is equally excited to do shows for toddlers! Her puppet creations are often made from unusual and unexpected materials such as: oven mitts, wooden spoons, car-wash mitts, gloves, recycled plastic bottles, fuzzy socks, thrift store toys, pizza box shadow stages, etc. She hasn’t missed a National Puppetry Festival since attending her first one in 2007, and is beyond thrilled to be teaching her first festival workshop.