I am not sure if it's close to the Poppet Creative process but here is what we came up with.
First the kids decided what animal they would like to make. We had two wolves, two reindeer, two rabbits, a cat, an arctic fox
We started with tp rolls, newspaper, chopsticks, for legs and cardboard for ears and antlers. We taped on the legs with tape and left newspaper sticking out of the top for the head. We were then ready for the paper mache.
We did one layer of paper mache before adding the cardboard antlers and ears. The great thing about having a cardboard or paper structure underneath is that you only have to do one layer unlike a balloon that needs a few layers to give it strength.
Then came the painting, bringing the animals to lie, giving them personalities. After painting they added, scarfs, earmuffs, painted striped leggings.
This child decided to add sticks for the antlers of her reindeer.
The personalities in these little faces are just so delightful.
In order to make the animals stand, I drilled holes in the rounds of wood to place the animals legs. Sometimes I had to hot glue the legs into the holes in the wood.
We also decided to make little winter train cars for the animals from milk cartons. But that can be a post for another day.