Let's Make an Elastic Puppet

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Create bending joints—but don't break! The activity shows how to make a puppet using straws and fishing line. Pupils create cuts to make joints that rely on the elasticity of the straw to bend and return to their original shapes.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Construct a puppet to use as a model
  • Have individuals test an arm to see which way it will bend before finalizing the puppet
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires straws and fishing line
Pros

  • Contains step-by-step instructions
  • Includes description on how to make the straw bend in two directions
Cons

  • Does not include graphics to demonstrate each step