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Crazy Creature Puppets Summer Camp


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The children spent the week playing different games to help their creative and communicative thinking shine through. This led to the brainstorming of many different kinds of puppets, how they ultimately would make them, and what kind of personalities they had.

The final sharing consisted of three separate pieces, which the children wrote themselves and performed with the puppets they made.


“Lost and Found: Kids and Puppets” was performed by the group Golden Key. The children, dressed in their puppet costumes, went searching for their friends which they lost in the woods. With help of unlikely friends, they ultimately have to work together to find everyone—which required looking through the audience even.








The Awesome Eagles performed “Where is the Water?” This group dressed in extravagant animal puppet headdresses and costumes to act out how a jungle of animals needed it to rain. Through a lesson of sharing and friendship, the animals find someone who can help them find the water.

In “The Weird World of Pippin” the Crazy Creature Kids puppeteers acted out a story of a lost, mixed up world through the use of marionettes. This story is about creatures who wake up in a new world one day after a crash. No one recognizes who or where they are. Learning to work together, and to embrace each other’s difference, all the creatures on Pippin find a way to live happily together.

After each performance, the puppeteers in each show described the puppet they made, and what they made it out of. Most of these puppets were made of things people would normally just throw a way. These kids took this “trash” and made it into something beautiful and artistic.

This was a very impressive display of creativity. But most importantly, it was obvious the kids were having a great time showing off what they worked so hard on.

Author: Laura Fidelman, Texas Tower PR

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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