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Simple Mask and Puppet Making.

Internationally acclaimed master puppeteer David Poulton demonstrates the centuries-old art of puppet and mask making. The materials are simple and affordable, and produce fast and impressive results that are pleasing to youngsters. A whimsical array of characters is created before the viewer's eyes - elephants, koalas, lions, finger puppets, scarf puppets and a Greek mask. Children are also shown how to decorate and dramatize with puppets.

The program stimulates children's imagination and teaches several skills including the proper use of scissors; hand, eye and mind coordination; development of symmetry recognition; and the understanding of three-dimensional concepts. it increases artistic awareness, the benefits of patience and instills a sense of accomplishment in creating art. A teacher's guide is included providing clear, step-by-step instruction notes and several sample patterns. Highly recommended for all levels of instruction.
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Author:Baker, David
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Video Recording Review
Date:Apr 1, 1993
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