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Elepfant Craft

Aqui teniu una manualitat amb molts bons resultats i no gaire complicada de fer. Necessiteu: catro, paper de diari, tisores, cinta d’emmascarar, rotllo de guix, pintura blanca espessa i pintura de colors.

Retalleu sobre cartro la forma d’un elefant (a mi els  elefants m’agraden molt pero podeu triar l’animal que vulgueu). Arrugant paper de diari, feu boles i volums per formar el relleu del cos de l’animal. Fixeu cada bola al catro amb cinta … Retalleu trocos de catro per definir l’orella o les formes que cregueu convenients. Cobriu amb el guix humit fent capes. No talleu arrant, podeu enganxar la part sobrant de la capa a la part de darrera del catro. Un cop sec, pinteu amb pintura blanca espessa (pintura de paret seria ideal, pero feu serivir el que tingueu). Ja teniu l’elefant llest per decorar! Barnisseu i enganxeu un cordill per la part de darrera (ben centrat) per penjar-lo a la paret. Aquest es al meu rebedor!

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Mireu aquest disseny de robot! Copiant d’un llibre pre-existent, vaig dibuixar les peces una per una (a ull), les vaig retallar, pintar i finalment les vaig muntar igual que al llibre… i funciona! Potser això és més divertit que enganxar els dissenys preparats que ofereix el llibre, no creieu? El disseny original és de Ruth Wickings i Frances Castle.

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Look at this pop up robot! The design is copied from a pop up book. I draw the pieces one by one, cut them off, colored them, put them together with glue and… it worked! More fun than just assembling the ready-to-cut pieces that come inside of the book, don’t you think? The original design is by Ruth Wickings and Frances Castle.

Pollocks' Cinderella made with V&A Museum kit

Click on the picture to see where I got the kit from! Assembling this Pollock’s toy theater was lots of fun! You can print the sheets from the internet and color them with water colors, pencils, felt pens, etc. Then you stick the sets, theater parts and characters onto different cardboard (I recommend cereal box cardboard as plain card is usually too thin). Then you put the pieces together with glue (I used a hot glue gun for the theater and PVA for the rest) and it’s ready to play with! Performing with it in front of an audience may not be the best idea because it’s very small and rather unstable, but you can have some fun and show it to friends. Great fun.

Every afternoon, the children played in the garden / Cada tarda els nens jugaven al jardi

A few weeks ago I did a first performance of my show “The Giant’s Garden”. It took place in a public school of “La Mina”, a neighbourhood in Barcelona. The audience was 4 to 6 years old. In the show I told a version of Oscar’s Wilde “The Selfish Giant”. Both the characters and the set are all made in cardboard. The reason being that I’d like to explore on paper theatre, which is the kind of puppetry I’m most interested in. Besides, this means that I can pack the show flat in a suitcase and travel anywhere with it.

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Fa unes setmanes vaig estrenar l’obra “El jardi del gegant”. Els nens de l’Escola de la Mina de Barcelona van ser els primers petits espectadors de l’espectacle. Aquest, es una versio del conte “El gegant egoista” d’Oscar Wilde. Tan el set com els personatges estan tots fets amb cartro gruixut, ja que estic molt interesada en la tecnica del teatre de paper, que es la forma de titelles que mes m’interessa.  A mes a mes, el fet que tot sigui pla em permet poder viatjar amb tot l’espectacle dins una maleta!

This is a little show that I did in a friend’s house for her daughter and some friends. It is made out of paper and I improvised it in a couple of days. The kids liked it and were quite scared by the wolf….

Mother Goat telling the kids to not let anyone in the house