Puppets of all sorts

by thimble on 12/04/2006

in Toys+Plush

Usually, I am not drawn to children’s crafts, simply because I don’t have kids and I don’t spend that much time thinking about it. But there’s something about puppets that are so appealing to me, even just to think about making. Perhaps it’s my own childhood muppets nostalgia. Regardless, here are some fun puppet resources in case you are inclined to put on a puppet show for any kids in your life, or heck, just for yourself:

puppet 101 Puppet 101, in which a professional puppet maker (btw is that not an awesome job!) documents step-by-step how he makes puppets (via drawn)

Along the same lines is projectpuppet.com which publishes simple patterns to make professional looking puppets.

Download and construct your own paper puppet bunny rabbit theatre (via meggiecat)
bunny theater

Amazing ideas for a home puppet theater and a traveling finger puppet theater from amy at angry chicken.
angry chicken puppet theater

Knitted fingerpuppet patterns at knitty and more here or try crochet fairytale finger puppets at crochet me

finger puppets

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 makingtime April 13, 2006 at 12:30 am

that is spectacular, great post and collection of links, thanks! i do love puppets. it’s amazing how kids are mesmerized by them. i use them teaching english. they are very handy.

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2 goodwolve April 13, 2006 at 12:52 am

Well, then there are the really large puppets that people use in parades and protests. They are pretty stunning. http://www.gis.net/~puppetco/
These make a HUGE impact on an event and they are great fun to make with a group.

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3 meggiecat April 13, 2006 at 1:07 am

I don’t have children either but I’m still drawn to cute projects like that rabbit theater. Thanks for linking to me.

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4 Hillary April 13, 2006 at 1:21 am

I’ve been digging these cute puppets on sticks at corey’s site…
http://coreymoortgat.blogspot.com/2006/04/frames-for-sale.html

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