Welcome to ‘Maureen’ she is a fabulous fish with a great taste in handbags and hats!!!I made her after watching ‘This is not my hat’ and ‘I want my hat back’ both by Jon Klasssen by The Little Angel Theatre .They have made the shows whilst in lockdown and they are absolutely wonderful. You will find them on their You tube channel, they may be on for a limited time so watch asap as they really are wonderful http://www.youtube.com/thelittleatheatre. My favourite book when I was little was ‘Where the wild things’ are by Maurice Sendak but my favourite book from my son’s picture books is I want my hat back. The illustrations are gorgeous and the story is funny and dark.
After watching the shows I found another video by their designer Sam Wilde on how to make the fish from the show.You will need card (cereal cardboard ), 2 barbecue sticks which you can leave as they are or paint them black and I used pencils to colour in my fish. The eyes ,fin, handbag all extra pieces cut from the cereal packet.
I secured the sticks with hot glue and wash tape. You will need a strong glue as you are going to be moving the back tail to make the fish look like it is moving. I found that having the fish’s tail in my left hand was easier. So if the tail is being moved by your left hand you are holding the stick and rolling the stick with your thumb.Obviously same if in right hand.
I have been so inspired by The Little Angel Theatre’s cardboard shows that I am going to have a go at making my own cardboard theatre. I am sure they have inspired families everywhere to do the same.