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Pinchpot2nd

  1. 1. Pinch Pot Clay Critters 2nd Grade
  2. 2. Do you recognize these characters? Where did they come from?
  3. 3. An idea! • Every work of art starts as someone’s idea • The Muppets were Jim Henson’s idea “I came to puppetry more through the art side of it. Usually I would start with drawings and then turn them into puppets.” —Jim Henson Pepe the prawn
  4. 4. Jim Henson • His grandma taught him how to sew • He taught himself how to make puppets using books from the library • Jim got his first job as a puppeteer on a TV show when he was only 18 • He got ideas from other TV shows, Disney movies, and commercials • He used his puppet-making skills for adult TV shows and commercials before working on Sesame Street and other kids’ shows
  5. 5. Muppet Ideas: • Jim Henson used different ideas to make each muppet character individual • Some characters are based on animals, monsters, made-up creatures, and even humans!
  6. 6. Who did these sketches become? Bert & Ernie!
  7. 7. Muppets based on ANIMALS Barkley Kermit Sprocket Rowlf Big Bird Captain Vegetable
  8. 8. Muppets based on MONSTERS Cookie Monster, Grover, Maurice, Telly, and Harry Monster Elmo Sweetums
  9. 9. MADE-UP Creature Muppets Animal Gonzo Snuffy Martians Fraggles Mahna Mahna & Snowths
  10. 10. Muppets based on HUMANS Statler & Waldorf Dr. Bunsen Honeydew & Beaker Jim Henson! Bert & Ernie Scooter Salvador Dada Guy Smiley
  11. 11. We will be making our own clay critter inspired by the Muppets!
  12. 12. We will make a PINCH POT body.
  13. 13. Then we will attach all of the features and details to the body. Remember to SCORE, SLIP, SMOOSH and SMOOTH!!
  14. 14. What will YOU create??

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