One of the the things on our rapidly growing list of things to do in Winter… was “Show Time”:
And we have been going a bit puppet mad over here just lately… and just supposing you wanted to see us making puppets then this is the week to watch the Expresso Show on SABC3… because we will be making a different puppet everyday this week. Monday to Friday, 5:30-7:30am sometime during the show we will have a few minutes of glory. We are going to try to post a puppet a day until we run out of ideas…
Meanwhile we have whipped up a puppet stage… because you know you need one!!!
It all began with the father person bringing home some amazing boxes from work…
They were splathered with paint…
And cut a window out of the box… on just three sides
And then folded the cut part over to form a stage.
Then with fabric scraps for curtains and a quick stitch along the top, meant we could thread some string through the casing
The attach the curtains to the box with split pins.
The a quick glue and some brightly painted triangles to look like bunting…
And a show time label…
Pop it on a low table and our puppeteers were good to go.
From behind there are still a few cardboard shelves and I am sure we will be able to keep some of our puppets inside the stage when it is not on use.
Meantime here is a round-up of previous puppet projects…
- Stick Men on the Crafty Crow.
- Picasso Portraits.
- Bottle Puppets.
- Fabric Friends.
- Teeny Tiny Toothpick Puppet Shows.
- Pirate Puppets:
- Peg Doll Ponies.
- Where the Wild Things Are – Shadow Puppets.
That’s us for now!!!