This past Sunday was a perfect day to be indoors at the Paramount Theatre. Theatre Action Project, with the help of some great volunteers, spent the day escaping the rain and making puppets before and after the showings of Peter and the Wolf.
There were four stations set up to make the characters in the play. We had the cat, made out of pipe cleaners and googly eyes, to make our finger puppet. The duck was really creative and sat on the children’s arms. We used socks, feathers, paper and markers to make it really elaborate but easy to make! The boys were big fans of the wolf puppet made out of a paper bag and construction paper. Finally, the bird caught everyone’s attention with its brightly colored feathers and fun sequined eyes.
The volunteers and teaching artists enjoyed assisting the children with their puppets. They glued, cut, colored, and created all day for the amusement of the kids. All of the parents had fun spending time with their children. Some helped make the puppets while others just stood and watched their children create their masterpieces, but all were thankful to TAP for putting on the event. They said it was really nice to see an organization doing such an entertaining family event. This is a huge component of what TAP does; we feel that it is very important for families to enjoy activities together. TAP works hard to be a part of events such as this to take the opportunity to give families fun ideas for easy and cost effective crafts.
Overall, the Paramount event was a great turnout! TAP got to meet some wonderful parents and children, most of which said they would love to check out future events. We’re so excited for more people to enjoy all Theatre Action Project has to offer Austin!