Talking Points: Paper Cut Puppets

A collection of imagery and sources designed to explore paper cut puppets.

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ages 5-8
ages 9-11

Holly Summerson

Holly is an animator, illustrator and community artist specialising in 2D, hand-made and mixed-media techniques.

This showreel was made from selected paper-cut animations from recent projects for Coppice Theatre, including: Tales from a Haunted Bookshop, Jack’s Frosty Stories and Science Adventures.

Questions to Ask Children

Which animation from this showreel is your favourite? Why?

How would you describe the movements that the puppets make? 

Thinking about facial expressions and eye movements, how would you make a paper puppet seem happy? Sad? Excited? Mysterious? Up to no good?

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