A Fairy Tale Factory.
A TV Concept??

by Asbjorn Lonvig


Kids' Fairy Tale Factory is a Fairy Tale Theater.
The purpose of a fairy tale factory is to prompt kids to tell fairy tales.
To urge kids to tell fairy tales of their own.
It is a puppet theater, too.
A very simple puppet theater.
The main puppets are cardboard fairy tale characters from Asbjorn Lonvig's fairy tales - see children's books online.


 
Fairy Tale Factory - a TV Concept.Fairy Tale Factory - a TV Concept.
Here the front of the puppet theater is decorated with dots from Tall-Charlie, who is a giraffe.
So is the stage.

Fairy Tale Factory - a TV Concept.Fairy Tale Factory - a TV Concept.
     You can turn the front around and this side is decorated with stripes from the Prison Horse.
If you turn the stage upside down...

If you place the front on a high table and remove the stage you have a Fairy Tale Theater for
finger puppets and hand puppets.



Why prompt kids to tell fairy tales.
Grown ups believe they are good at fairy tales.
They sure are, but kids are better.
Telling fairy tales develop kids' imagination.
Telling fairy tales develop kids' ability to communicate.
Telling fairy tales develop......



The Concept



1. Three kids and a grown up m
ake their own Fairy Tale Theater

The front and the stage is cut out of a 3 mm (0.12") plate of cardboard, size
75 x 66,1 cm (29.5 x 26.0").
The stage (50 x 50 cm - 19.7 x 19.7") is the hole in the front.
Cut the hole and leave 12,5 cm (4.9") to the upper, the left and the right front pieces.
Leave 3,6 cm (1.4") to the lower front piece.

Two red feet 3,3 x 3,3 x 15 cm (1.3 x 1.3 x 5.9") balance the front.

Cut two small pieces out of the cardboard - 3,3 x 1,8 cm (1.3 x 0.7") - like this:
Fairy Tale Factory - a TV Concept.
Saw a groove of a little less than 3 mm (0.12") in the middle of the red feet - depth 1,8 cm (0.7") - like this:
Fairy Tale Factory - a TV Concept.
Assemble the front and the two red feet with glue.

Two sticks 3,3 x 3,3 x 45 cm 
(1.3 x 1.3 x 17.7") is placed underneath the stage.

That's all folks!



2. download puppets

Now download the fairy tale puppets.
Here - in a Word Document in coulors.
Here - in another Word Document if you want to color them yourself.
(send an e-mail if you want more fairy tale puppets for download).


Print them.
Place them on cardboard and glue them.
Cut them out and leave a foot of cardboard - like this:

Fairy Tale Factory - a TV Concept.

Saw out small bricks of wood
(1,5 x 2,5 x 5 cm - 0.6 x 1 x 2")
and saw a tiny groove for the cardboard foot - like this:

Fairy Tale Factory - a TV Concept.

See some of the puppets:

                 
Bernhard

Sleep-Sheep
Tall-Charlie
Prison-Horse
Belinda
Mr. Tiger
Penguin Blue

All my fairy tale characters (see children's books online) are potetial fairy tale puppets.


(In stead of sawing out small bricks of wood you might use wooden grill sticks, which you fasten on the back of the puppets using strong tape.)



3. TV Studio Design
Fairy Tale Factory - a TV Concept.
The Fairy Tale Theater i placed in the front of a 80 x 80 cm (31.5 x 31.5") table
It is a white table - it has no function but to be the center of the fairy tale factory - it must not attract any attention.

Fairy Tale Factory - a TV Concept.
Fairy Tale Factory - a TV Concept.Fairy Tale Factory - a TV Concept.
3 red chairs are placed around the white table for the 3 kids.
One kid at each side and one opposite to the front of the theater.
The chairs are red to attract attention.
It's important that the 3 kids are sitting down.
A grown up sits next to the walls below - to the right.
The grown up tells the kids about a few rules in the fairy tale factory.
Don't fight too much.
Don't swear too much.
Don't be too violent.
Remember why you have two ears and one mouth!
And similar.
Fairy Tale Factory - a TV Concept.Fairy Tale Factory - a TV Concept.
Two walls like this are placed behind the white table and red chairs.
They are 202 x 192 cm (79.5 x 75.6").
One wall for suggestions from the TV viewing kids for further fairy tale development.
One wall for suggestions from TV viewing kids to new fairy tale puppets.

The grown up tells the 3 kids about suggested fairy tale developments and suggested fairy tale puppets.
The grown up keeps himself in the background - in any sense.
His duty is to supervise that the fairy tale factory is functioning smoothly.
He, however, might inter ween if things take a wrong direction.


3. Music
Each fairy tale character has its own tune. A very simple, but unique tune.
My friend Carsten Thomsen, who is an organist and who has helped me playing Beatles Music on church organ at art events, is a composer too.
When I place one of my art works on the music rest of my piano, Carsten simply plays my art work!!
I give Carsten a few instructions, I place "Bernhard" on the music rest of my piano - and
hocus pocus
- the music is there.

It is disturbing to the kids to play music during the fairy tale telling.
The music is added afterwards.

If you think, that each fairy tales characters' music is not sufficienly unique,
just blow a trumpet, when it is Bernhard talking,
just play a clarinet when it is Tall-Charlie talking,
just play a saxophone, when it is  Mr. Tiger talking.
Etc.
Nothing loud.
Just supporting the fairy tale telling.
Gently.


Sincerely yours,
Grandpa, grandad, granddad, grand pa pa, grand papa, Asbjorn Lonvig, fairy tale writer and Lucca's grandfather.
Asbjorn Lonvig, fairy tale writer and illustrator
"Lille Fejringhus",
43 Fejringhusvej
DK-8722 Hedensted, Denmark
Phone: +45 7589 0477
(send an e-mail if you want further information).




 
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Fairy Tale Theater by fairy tale writer and illustrator Asbjorn Lonvig, Denmark - Kids' Fairy Tale Factory
Fairy Tale Theater by fairy tale writer and illustrator Asbjorn Lonvig, Denmark - Kids' Fairy Tale Factory
Fairy Tale Theater by fairy tale writer and illustrator Asbjorn Lonvig, Denmark - Kids' Fairy Tale Factory
Fairy Tale Theater by fairy tale writer and illustrator Asbjorn Lonvig, Denmark - Kids' Fairy Tale Factory
Fairy Tale Theater by fairy tale writer and illustrator Asbjorn Lonvig, Denmark - Kids' Fairy Tale Factory
Fairy Tale Theater by fairy tale writer and illustrator Asbjorn Lonvig, Denmark - Kids' Fairy Tale Factory
Fairy Tale Theater by fairy tale writer and illustrator Asbjorn Lonvig, Denmark - Kids' Fairy Tale Factory
Fairy Tale Theater by fairy tale writer and illustrator Asbjorn Lonvig, Denmark - Kids' Fairy Tale Factory