Here is the sock puppet (completed) kit that my seniors will receive this week. Kit includes the sock with the mouth already put in, and pre-cut antennae, plus a pompom nose and wiggly eyes to glue on.
I can show all these now,since they have made it to their owners!
Star Wars Biker Scout stocking for Steve.:)
There’s a vintage reprinted box Lucky Charms cereal currently in stores, and son of a gun, there’s a puppet to cut out on the back!
Finished product. I decided to leave off the feet for now:
Although I’m planning on carrying drinks and snacks in this guy, I won’t be going all -out with ice or anything. He’ll also simply be a fun backpack, with or without drinks. He is built on a backpack-style cooler, with the fur and features glued and sewn on.
I’m entering a contest at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, an event known as Scarecrows in the Garden. My entry will be four Beatles scarecrows in black suits..still deciding on a name for the “theme”, but the Boys are beginning to shape up nicely:
Still need white shirts and ties, some stuffing, and I need to cover their milk jug heads–that wil be the fun/challenging part. But I have a decent amount of time. Wish me luck!
I had intended to make some little bags for us to take to Dragon Con, and while I’m walking around with my puppets, if someone wants a photo taken with me, I was planning to give them a freebie Puppatoons button. I wanted something neat to carry said buttons in, so this idea of fuzzy monster bags has been on the list for a couple of months.
I wanted to have good,solid bags,with linings, underneath the fur, so my husband had the brilliant idea to recycle gently-used manufactured bags. On a recent trip to Goodwill, we found two small purse-like bags that were practically new. I took them home, washed them in the washing machine, and they sat for a while. At last, today, I pulled them out of the project pile and started having fun.
This was the result:
This was the first. It was made on top of a little girl’s tiny messenger bag from The Limited Too store.
The second one is probably more appropriate for Steve to carry– a bit less purse-like. It seemed to be some sort of camera bag. I’m tempted to give it legs. 🙂
This was something I had wondered about anyway, utilizing plastic canvas somehow in puppet making, and lo and behold, I found a book on ebay on the exact subject.
The designs are well-done and obviously meticulously constructed.I have a few issues with the anatomy–the wide, gaping mouth on the giraffe and zebra,for instance—but I’m sure the children don’t care. These do look like fun puppets to play with.
I especially like the toucan; that’s a great example of getting a bird with a hard, rigid beak. I would just cover the rest of it in plush.
Anyway, it was a good buy and I’m glad to have it–quite interesting.