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Showing posts from January, 2014

Karate Puppet

I redressed a puppet for a skit tonight that needed a karate character. My name is Chung Lu. Hi-ya!

Rabbit Puppet DONE!

I started almost a year ago on this puppet! I can't believe it's been that long but I finally finished him. Let's do a little re-cap shall we? (Note: This is not a step-by-step I didn't take enough pictures along the way for that.)  I sketched out the basic shape and idea of the head and mouth.  And cut it out of foam. Glued and pinned all the foam together and it looked like this. I cut out and glued together the body. I covered the head with antron fleece and added the eyes (purchased at , nose (just a pom pom ball), ear lining (polar fleece)  and teeth (made of craft foam). Head with covering a some features  Then I cut out the body covering from the antron fleece and cut the lining from an old t-shirt! Don't worry, the lining will never show. ;) Body cover and lining.  This is the body cover and lining stitched together and turned right side out. Here is one of the hands being sewn. Here he is looking c

Making a Prop Step-by-Step: Make a flapping butterfly

Ever need just the right prop to fill in that space in a song or skit?  The first place to go is the dollar store of course!  Sometimes you find a toy, or yard decoration that will work perfectly!  But honestly for me, it is rare that I find just what I'm looking for.  Usually I have to make my own prop.  But again the dollar store is the first place to look for materials, then I move up to "that large discount store" or hobby and fabric stores. Today the materials I'm using came from the Dollar Tree.  I'm wanting a butterfly for my "love" song that I'm planning for the Valentine Banquet coming up and wouldn't it have been great to find one of those large butterflies they usually have around spring time in the dollar stores?  But it's not spring, it's still winter and even though I could see they were clearing out and making room for spring items, they didn't have any yard decorations yet.  So I picked up some craft foam to make my