Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Crazy Puppet Making
We were leaving the library to pick up my son from soccer practice and head home for the evening, when the zipper pull broke. I don't know who suggested it first, but suddenly we both agreed that we just HAD to make her jacket into a puppet, like she had made one of her brother's old shirts into a puppet at school earlier this year.
Instead of felt for the face, we found a soft microfibre washcloth in beige, which looked good for the face. We already had a sheet of red felt at home from a previous craft. So it was just a matter of hair. A nice ball of messy brown soft yarn looked very promising. We even picked up a $5 pillow, in case we wanted stuffing for the body (it would cost more to buy the stuffing, so the pillow seemed a good idea, and if we didn't end up using it, at least we had a spare pillow, which we could use anyhow).
I decided that instead of a nose on the outside, tying a nose around a little sponge ball would look realistic. As a side effect, the face puckered, and I ended up with extra material, which I pulled into the rough shape of eyebrows. Then I glued the face to the container. I left the top & back free, so I could figure out what to do about the hair.
Anyhow, that will need to be another day.