I'm so enjoying creating young children's stories for my developing puppetry work. Many of you know how much I love coastal life and lighthouses. After a couple trips to the Oregon Coast this past early spring, I began to build a new puppet and story, Kathryn Kearney: At Home With A Lighthouse. Here is a little audio snippet from one of the stories: Kathryn and The Valuable Blanket. The storyline offers children a role model with characteristics of courage, can-do attitude, problem solving, helping others and practical skills.
This type of puppet is known as a rod puppet. The lighthouse was constructed with paper mâché clay, stones, beach sand, paint, construction paper, twine, rope, dowel rods, cups, laminating paper and a battery powered tea light. Such fun!