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Out of the Deep Blue Web Series: Make Your Own Puppet @ Home Tutorial 2

Fri 4 September 2020

The Out of the Deep Blue Web Series, our partner Autin Dance Theatre's brand new digital programme, features unique and practical creative step-by-step tutorials to 'Make Your Own Puppet @ Home' out of reusable household items!

We'll be releasing a series of five short films of Eko, a sea-giant puppet, telling inspiring and climate change awareness stories to children and young people.

Tutorial 2: Make an Octopus Puppet

Puppeteer Ben Thompson will show you how to make the next puppet in our web series designed by Emily Cooper. 

An Octopus, made from plastic to highlight the plastic in our oceans. Marionette style. 

What will you need? 

  • 15 x yoghurt pots (5 x 120g & 10 x 45g) 
  • 1 x 2-pint milk bottle 
  • 2 x milk bottle tops 
  • 1 x toilet roll tube Thin Card (cereal box) 
  • Sharp Pencil 
  • Bluetack/Plasticine
  • Scissors 
  • Tape 
  • Ruler 
  • String 
  • Plus paint/pens/coloured paper for decoration! 

We invite you and your families to join the ‘Out of the Deep Blue’ online community of homemade puppets and storytellers. Please use the form below to share your videos with us make sure to post them on social media using #outofthedeepblue