Puppet Making and Hip Hop Dance with Cappies

On Day 37, we’re excited to have the Greater Edmonton Regional Cappies group bring us a few different activities for all ages and skill levels. 

First up is a great piece of hip hop choreography from dancers Shyia and Taelyne Gray. These talented sisters are both high school students at St. Joseph’s High School in Edmonton.  

Our second activity comes from Liam Weeks, a high school student (and drama club Prop Master!), from Morinville Community High School.

Liam leads us through TWO puppet making activities for two skill levels – the first being a sock puppet and the second, a fuzzy ‘Snoof’ hand puppet, based on Adam Kreutinger’s hand pattern and Snoof pattern.  

Sock puppet materials 

  • Scissors 
  • Glue gun 
  • Scrap fabric pieces 
  • One clean, adult-sized sock 
  • Plastic spoon 
  • Sharpie pen 
  • Reuseable fabric shopping bag 
  • Optional: Felt, beads, yarn, thread, sewing needle, sewing pins  

‘Snoof’ puppet materials

  • Old fuzzy blanket or towel (minky, terry cloth and fun fur are also good options!) 
  • Hot glue gun 
  • Scissors 
  • Wire hanger 
  • Polyfil or polyester pillow stuffing  
  • Foam cushion or padding 
  • Sharpie pen
  • Sewing needle 
  • Sewing pins 
  • Thread 
  • Optional: Sewing machine, yarn, scrap fabric, markers, fabric paint, beads, feathers, etc. 

The City of St. Albert has worked with content developers to provide creative prompts that align with provincial public health measures, and guidance to protect the health system and the community by slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Don’t forget to take a picture of your participation in today's activity - puppets, hip-hop or both and share it with us online! Use the hashtag #40DaysofPLAY to be entered to win a prize from one of our Festival partners. 

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The Cappies are an international program that train high school theatre and journalism students to be expert writers, critical thinkers, and leaders. Their aim is to raise the profile of high school theatre in the community, encouraging attendance at theatrical productions, celebrating achievement in the theatre arts and mentoring young writers, by giving them a platform and opportunities to publish their reviews.   .

Please follow all provincial public health measures when participating in 40 Days of Play activities.

Last edited: June 3, 2021