I will eventually add this link to my page on puppets.
I know Sharon Kennedy would like this site - thought others might too.
I made marionettes a couple of times with my students - it was a LOT of
work - but fun! One year with sixth graders (used wood scraps and
dowels -plaster gauze over newspaper for heads - paster hands and feet -
tissue paper/Mod-podge finish) - and one year with 7th graders (plaster for
head - Sculpy for hands and feet - wood scraps and dowels - painted with
acrylics). I sewed all of the costumes for them - kids designed them and cut