A Lesson from Puppets

[Of Special Interest to Children]

Marcia delighted in drawing and painting. As soon as she was old enough to ride on the bus alone she regularly attended the special Saturday art classes at the Museum of Art. She learned to weave and to model clay, to paint and to sketch, and she was especially happy one day when the teacher brought an array of puppets to class and promised each child an opportunity to make a puppet of his very own.

For many Saturdays Marcia worked painstakingly, carving bits of wood for the arms and legs and body of her puppet. She inserted screw eyes to ensure flexible elbows and knees. She attached leaden feet. She modeled clay hands. She fashioned a clay head and painted blue eyes and rosy cheeks. With her mother's help she dressed the limp figure in bits of silk and spangled finery befitting a puppet princess. Most important of all, she attached six fine strings to guide the motions of her gay little marionette.

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