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Out of the Deep Blue: Make Your Own Puppet @ Home - Tutorial 3

Fri 9 October 2020

Available until the end of September 2020, 'Out of the Deep Blue' Web Series is our partner Autin Dance Theatre's brand new digital programme featuring 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 3: Make a Beautiful Butterfly

Puppeteer Ben Thompson shows you how to make the next puppet in our web series designed by Hugh Purves! 🦋 A beautiful butterfly!

You will need: 

  • 6 x lollipop sticks 
  • 5 x hairpins 
  • 2 x 2p coins 
  • Thin Card (cereal box) 
  • 1 x sheet of A4 paper 
  • Sharp pencil 
  • Blu Tack 
  • Scissors
  • Sticky Tape 
  • Glue 
  • String 
  • Plus paint/pens/coloured paper for decoration! 

We would love to see your puppet creations! You can join the ‘Out of the Deep Blue’ online community of homemade puppets and storytellers. Please fill in this form to share your videos with Autin DT - you can also post them on social media using #outofthedeepblue

Keep an eye on our social media and website for Tutorial 3 - coming soon!


Visit Autin DT's website to find out more. 

This project is funded by Birmingham City Council as part of the Creative Online Connections commission, supported using funding provided by the offsite affiliate partners (Appetite, Birmingham Hippodrome, DanceXchange, Derby Festé & Wild Rumpus) and Without Walls Blueprint R&D support.