Bunker Roy (the founder of Barefoot) kindly arranged for us all to make a puppet today so we could bring home a iconic keepsake of the college. Guided by the esteemed puppet master Ram Niwas, we attempted to make something approximating the human head.
Newspaper is first shredded and then pounded in a mortar and pestle with water and fenugreek (the binding agent) until it reaches the consistency of clay. We started with wrapping dry newspaper around the top of a dowel to create a small sphere. The paper/water/fenugreek mixture was then packed on to (technically) create a more fully realized head shape. Eyebrows, a nose, lips(very hard), ears and hair were added.
Very fun, lot of laughs throughout and some interesting outcomes….
|Not as easy as they make it look.|
|Jamie and Rimishi -a great collaboration don’t you think?|
|Working in the shade under an HF-14 donated to the college. A centre piece of the new campus.
Especially fun for the kids.
|Not bad for our first effort. We had a great teacher.|
|Bunker Roy. The likeness is spot on.|
The paper mache texture is almost like
working in clay.
|Heads drying in the sun on the aircraft wing.|