Lavender Build

August 22nd, 2012


August 22nd, 2012

While making puppets with my daughter, I thought why not make puppets for all the kids. Under this motivation I started thinking about the things my sons like. For one of them the choice is easy, dinosaurs. To add to the “cute” factor we’ll use his nomenclature for the name, and being very young and not yet mastered language dinosaur comes out Dino Door. For the look, we also have plenty of bubble fleece which could make a nice dinosaur skin.

Starting with green and using the pattern I’ve been using he started like the image above. However my son’s favorite color is red and we have plenty of red bubble fleece. In addition I wanted to try something different, and use the Glorified Sock Puppet Pattern, but give it the support of the foam head like the other simple series patterns. The finished inspiration should be more like this:

Lavender Design

August 13th, 2012

I am enjoying my sabbatical, and my wife suggested that I spend some time doing something I wanted to do for a while, build some puppets. We had a birthday coming up, and we had plenty of left over fleece from her blanket making from her crafting Mommyhood Notions, and I had time. So my daughter and I went to work starting on a puppet for her before diving into a super hero puppet.

Since this was for my Daughter we would go with some of her favorite colors, and build a fairy puppet. This is the design we started with:

After finding some great yarn and looking up some tutorials on yarn hair, we elected to go with pig tails and were going for this following design:

Next post the build…

Mighty Max

August 11th, 2012

I’ve found a little time on my hands, and I’ve finally gotten the chance to do some puppet making. Starting with Project Puppet’s Simple Roly Puppet Pattern I make Mighty Max!


A while back, I purchased a Project Puppet Glorified Sock Puppet Pattern. I built a goldfish puppet to complete my Cat in the hat Doctor Suess look.

My Son’s were Thing 1 and Thing 2, and at different events my daughter and I were each the Cat in the Hat. As the Cat, I had the fish on my hand, or was the fishbowl for the Puppet.

The was my first time building my own puppet with fleece, foam, and more. And it was the first time using the Glorified Sock Puppet pattern.

Puppet Theme is up.

May 9th, 2009