Lutradur, Evolon & Zeelon Halloween Puppet Theatre

We had a lot of fun putting this Halloween scene together and think it is possibly the first project where we have used all three of our materials, i.e. Lutradur, Evolon and Zeelon.

Evolon provided the perfect screen, which we stapled as taut as possible to the sides of a large sturdy box.  The clouds of cobwebs around the house and pumpkins were formed by teasing apart the fibres of some Zeelon Light. Everything else was made with Lutradur.

Large grey frame with white sheet of Evolon stretched across the aperture.
Evolon screen stretched across an open frame

We began by searching the internet for images of witches, spooky trees, haunted houses, bats etc. and then printed them to the desired size.

Here’s a brief description of each item –

Haunted House and Spooky Tree
Using our printed images as templates, we made the house and tree from two A4 pieces of Lutradur XL (the thickest and most rigid weight). We then coloured them with grey and black acrylic paint, before sandwiching them together with a set of fairy lights in between.

Large Bats
Cut from two layers of Lutradur 70gsm Black, with machine stitching on the wings to provide additional detail. Eyes made from small circles of Evolon and coloured with a black biro.

Pumpkins
Lutradur 70gsm coloured with orange transfer paint, decorated with green transfer painted Evolon leaves and stalks.

Witch and Little Bats (behind the screen)
Again cut from Lutradur XL, painted with black acrylic paint and fixed to thin dowelling rods to allow them to be operated like puppets.

Shadow puppet of a witch on a broomstick
Our witch puppet in full flight!

We closed the blinds and put a light behind the screen to create the desired shadow effect and hey presto we had our very own shadow theatre!

If you would like to know more about this, or any of our other projects, please do not hesitate to contact us, we’d love to hear from you!

by Ruth Morgan | October 18, 2021 | Posted in Evolon, Lutradur, Zeelon
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