Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fluffy Yellow Dog Marionette Puppet

Yesterday I made this:

I wanted a scruffy dog and I think he turned out pretty scruffy.

I do need to work on the fur of his body and he's not really finished, everything is just pinned on.

His fur is black light reactive.

He turned out cute if I do say so myself!

I actually made a smaller prototype first just to see if my idea would work.

Here's what the prototype looked like:

What a difference the fur makes!

This one is made of all scraps so I didn't waste anything and that makes me happy. :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Behind the scenes of a Black Light Show 2010

I found a few old shots back from 2010 of the PIT Crew team goofing around before a performance.

Getting props


You can't see me!

Ninja skills!

Puppet slaying :(

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Our church is doing the SKY VBS

Our church is doing the SKY VBS from Group in a couple of weeks and I have so much to do!

I am working on making an airplane to hang from the ceiling of the sanctuary.  It is cut out and painted with the first coat of paint.  It's make of cardboard tube and foam so it will take more than one coat to cover.  I hope to have some pictures to share.

Another project that is complete are hoops like these:
Mine are not quite as elegant as these because they are made of crepe paper streamers in rainbow colors.  I will also try to get a picture when they are all done.

The rest of my list:

** VBS "FLYER" wall hanging (I wanted this done this Sunday but just didn't get it done!)
    - rainbow hoops
      - red airplane (in progress)
        - hot air balloon
          - hot air balloon basket
            - rainbow balloon garland
              - foam & batting clouds
                - shadow screen
                  - God sightings wall
                    -Arrival/Departure Signs for reg. table
                      - S K Y letters of foam
                        - SKY letters of cotton balls (like bulletin board)
                          - photo ops: balloon, box plane, sky to fly
                            -giant pinwheels
                              -rainbow door coverings
                                -kite words 
                                  -rainbow words 

                                  I'd better get to bed now! I need my rest!!!
                                  I'll check in through the week and update my progress.  
                                  I am praying for our VBS and all the VBSs across this nation and globe!  I know that VBS has to be God's favorite time of year. ;)  I know it is mine. 

                                  The list got crossed off with lots of help from my church family!!!

                                  God is good. :)

                                  Wednesday, July 4, 2012

                                  Seabirds! Rod Puppets (sort of)

                                  I had already made this puppet "card" for our show back in October, but it was really hard to work!  So I experimented and did some re-configuring so that they all open their mouths at the same time.

                                  I have to admit some of it is a little sloppy because I had to rip things apart and glue them back together.  

                                  But in black light they look really cute!

                                  I ended up stringing them together in the back and putting them on one pole with one trigger to work them all.

                                  It was a lot of fun and I can't wait to make something new like this!

                                  Maybe I will remember to take pics of the process and upload them.

                                  Playing Around with a simple Rod Puppet

                                  My son playing around in the workshop with a simple rod puppet.


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