Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Puppet Monster

My boyfriend has a 2 and a half year old son. He's a lot of fun to be around because I love to play. At the park recently he introduced me to his little "monsters" game. There's a big climbing-slide-bridge play set at the park and he likes to pretend that underneath the bridge is a tunnel that monsters live in! He runs back and forth making yelping scared sounds and seems like he's having a great time. I started playing along by going under the bridge when he was on top of it and making "Grrrr" sounds and reaching through the bridge's bars.

I got a fun idea to make the game even greater... A puppet. I think it would be fun to bring a puppet along to play monster's with and I decided making one would be neat. I like making things and this way I could make any kind of monster puppet I could think up. I was looking around online to try and find a pattern or some sort of how-to and came across a video link for step-by-step instructions on making a talking mouth hand puppet. The videos are on eHow and are by Paul Louis Muller. It seems pretty easy to make - especially for something that isn't made from a brown paper bag.

I'm hoping I can get my sewing machine to work. The last time I tried to use it (years ago) the sewing machine freaked out and was doing horrible stuff like sucking the fabric into itself. My mom was trying to fix it claiming I was doing something wrong - but it did it to her too. The machine is pretty old and never had any work done on it... Sewing the puppet by hand will be a pain in the butt, but at least it isn't a ton of sewing. Since the machine broke, I sewed a whole tiger Halloween costume for myself by hand!

Tools & Supplies: How to Make a Puppet -- powered by eHow.com

I'm really hoping to get this little project done. I think it would be so much fun to play with!


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