Do you remember watching Sesame Street as a kid and wishing you had a puppet like that to play with? Or is it just me? I used to make paper bag puppets and sock puppets to play with. I even tried to make a marionette using a ruler, string, and aluminum foil. Needless to say, it didn't work very well.
My dad always tells me that I never grew up. Perhaps he's right. To fulfill my movable mouth puppet dream, I went to YouTube determined to find a way to make a puppet of my own. At the bottom of this post are the videos I watched to make my puppets. If you have limited sewing skills (like yours truly) you can do this. I was very pleased with the results.
Here is the first puppet I made. I named him Bob. He was my trial pattern. After some tweaking I came up with these:
My daughter named all of the puppets. These puppets are Witch Matilda and Prince Rich.
This is Princess Rosie. She is Princess' favorite puppet of course.
This is a pirate I made a little boy for his birthday.
I made the puppets big so that I can play with them too. (What can I say? I made them as much for me as for my kids.)
Here is Wizard Zeke. I had so much fun making the puppets. Princess played with the puppets for hours--days even! For some reason, puppets never seem to get old. Check out the videos and make your own. Let me know how it goes.
I hope that helps all of you creative people. Have fun.
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