It all started with my Webelos Cub Scout den. We were working on the “Showman” requirement and I wanted to do something that wasn’t “too girly” and would keep the boy’s interest. Puppets are suggested in the book, but the sock and bag puppets weren’t going to cut it for my group of boys.
I have a lot of wine corks, and so I thought this would be the base of the marionettes. I was able to supply all the materials for 6 boys with stuff I had laying around at home. We made a prototype in our Webelos den as a group… seeing what worked, and what didn’t. Here is the first.