I am inspired to teach "how to make big parade puppets" at the upcoming community workshops (9th, 23rd, 30th July and 6th Aug) for Cairns Festival.
We are involving community in two floats: the homecoming Queen of 1964's float and a walking float.
To the walking float my thoughts fly: BIG, tall, colourful puppets made by many community members. Fish, seahorse, shells, dugong, the sun, palm trees...tropical things that belong to our area (and a Queen mascot to celebrate the return of 1964 Miss Cairns).
I have started the paper mache process (photos below of the beginning of a Queen's head) and have researched "how to make parade puppets." The links to several sites are included below for your convenience.
My big parade puppet inspiration and ideas have come from:
- 68 ways to make really big puppets
- The giant head masks of painter Jane Filer
- Make your own handmade parade with giant puppets
- Instructions for making a giant puppet and an "El Tigre" head.
Now you're just going to keep coming back to see the updates on the big puppets 🙂