Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Papercraft Theater

Imagine this alternative to using hand puppets for the 3 Billy Goats Gruff. The Logic goats are paper models you download for a fee and build yourself. There are a number of sites that offer free downloads for paper models like the cow above. Here is one on a commercial site LouLou Illustrations that is easy and very cute.I have made several of these and scattered them around my work space. They are reminders to stay light and focused. Later in the summer I will be building a paper model of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House with my tween book club after we have read The Wright 3 by Blue Balliet. Check out Canon's site of free downloads of world buildings like the Parthenon, The Great Buddha of Todaiji, and the Sydney Opera House.
I think this craft has great library value and I would love to start a club which would combine several papercrafts that might result in some kind of theatrical/storytelling production. It could be toy theater and animated paper models and paper dolls all working together either in miniature or large scale. Then I could push for my library to invest in a bookmobile and I could take my troupe on the road!!!!

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