Project Description

A functional puppet that can move its jaw and head. Built from cardboard and duck-tape and fleshed out with homemade clay. Painted with 0.99 cent paint. I wanted to make something very interesting on a tight budget to test my creativity and problem solving.

Content: The top 3 things I learned from this showcase were:

We learned how to build a structure that can support a lot of weight. I also learned how to build a puppet out of a shoebox. One of the more challenging things I learned was how to present to people in a fun and entertaining way.

Culture: This project relates or connects to my family, background, peers, community or my own personal interests in these ways:

This project showcases my dream to be able to work at Disney imagineering. I have always wanted to create projects that can interact with people in a fun and entertaining way, this project let me do that. It was so much fun to be able to work on something so close to what I want to do as an adult.

Metacognition: In reflection, one thing that I would have done differently during my journey with this showcase is:

I would have made the blueprints more detailed and created a test skeleton of the puppet. I was only able to build one because I only had one shoe box but I think I would have been able to make his eyes move if I had been able to better visualize the size of his head.

Social/Emotional: One thing I am most proud of by completing this showcase is:

I was able to stick to my budget restrictions. When I ran out of cardboard or any other material, I had to find a new way to solve the problem that wasn’t buying more materials. This challenge made it so much more fun.

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