Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wooten Woopets Visit HB

Mary Wooten and her daughter Casey thrill HB kids with some wonderful snakes!

On Saturday, February 13th, Mary Wooten and her 3 lovely daughters Sorrel, Ceilidh and Casey shared their talents and creativity with the library gang. The Woopets have been coming to Akumal since the late 1990s and the library was thrilled to be able to have them for a morning. The Woopets put on a wonderful performance for the library users, bringing out a variety of their nature inspired puppets and costumes, including big fish, frog, jellyfish, racoon, lion, crow, flamingo and snake! The kids loved the show and the Woopets loved interacting with the kids.

Big fish makes some big smiles!

After the show, the Woopets led the kids in a mask making workshop using recycled materials such as cardboard boxes, bottle tops, plastic bottles and fabric scraps. The masks were wonderful and everyone had a lot of fun making them!

Sorrel helps put together a mask

Ceilidh and a young artist show off their finished work

As a finale, the Woopets brought out their ocean fabric and the kids used their masks to do an impromptu show--the monsters were trying to capture the princesses! Well, we're not sure who won, but everyone sure had a good time doing it....

The finished masks and the artists who made it happen

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