Two hapless scientists (experts in studying small fairy-like creatures called ‘Sprites’) are despatched to help find Liza, the vanished girl – but they need the audience’s help. They are following the trail of a Winter Sprite – presumed dangerous - and believe his mysterious clues will lead them to Liza.
You’ll never see a snowflake the same way again!
Keep the magic of the show alive by trying out these 3 activities at home, either before or after the show!
- Snowflakes play an important role in Once Upon A Snowflake. Winter Sprites use snowflakes to travel from place to place, so whenever you see one, you can be sure a Winter Sprite is nearby! Create your own paper snowflake by following the instructions here.
- You learn all about Winter Sprites in Once Upon A Snowflake. Have a go at creating your own Winter Sprite. What do they look like? How tall are they? What are they wearing? Do they have any distinctive features, such as big ears or a long nose? Feel free to use our Winter Sprite template if you would rather skip straight to the decorating part! Download the template here.
- In Once Upon A Snowflake Liza’s world is shared through shadow puppetry; all the shadows created in the show (through a mix of 2D and 3D puppets, and a range of different lights and screens) are created live. Have a go at creating your own shadow play.
Use your Winter Sprite from the previous activity or cut out a new shape. Shine a torch on a blank wall (mobile phone torches are great for this!) and place the shape in front of the light to create a shadow on the wall. Make it move and see how the shadow changes – how can you make the shadow bigger or smaller?
Now have a go at placing another object closer to the light (like your hand, or a toy). It'll be massive! Have a play at moving them about further and closer to the light and see what you discover.
Have a go at creating other shapes – like an animal, a person or a building. What new story can you make up with all the different shapes?