Monday, 20 June 2011

PUPPETS - MAYILATTAM / POI KAL KUTHIRAI(MADHUBANI STYLE)




Mayilattam (Peacock dance ) and Poikal kuthirai(False leg horse dance ) are very famous folk dances in TamilNadu . These are now a days performed in village festivals or in government functions representing TamilNadu . Linking this to Shruti's Folk Art Challenge .



MATERIALS REQUIRED :

OHP Sheets
Glass painting colours
Pencil
Erasers
Popsicles
Glue
Thread
OHP Markers

STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED :

1) Pencil Sketch the figures in plain paper .



2) Trace the figures to OHP using markers .
3) Colour it using glass painting colours and allow it to dry.



4) Glue the OHP sheet to a plain paper . Cut out the pictures .
5) Glue popsicles to the painitng one in the top and other in the bottom
6) Tie a thick thread to both the top sticks of both the paintings.
7) Hold the middle of the thread to show puppets dancing to your kids.











3 comments:

MindfulMeanderer said...

Wonderful!!:) Do u have any childhood story that goes with this.. I'm so happy that I get to meet talented ppl because of artsy-crafsty :)

Mira said...

Beautiful work, Shama. But such folk arts are diminishing. Good post. Children & adults can now easily learn this wonderful puppet art and practice.

deepazartz said...

Nice, cute work Shama...
Even my entry was on OHP sheets... Madhubani for kids-DIY:)
One can use it in variety of ways.. it's versatile!

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