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My simple moving mouth puppets  (Read 10840 times)
« on: January 05, 2012, 08:31:19 am »

I have been working out making a simple moving mouth puppet and this is what I have come up with. The pattern I made is very simple - if you can follow a line on your sewing machine you can make this puppet. My goal was to make a puppet that could be personalized in multiple ways, but is simple to sew and does not require much in the way of supplies. I am taking one along to show my son - who works at Animax Design in Nashville - so he can give me pointers on how to improve it, but I am pleased with the results. I will be making a bunch of "Bare Puppet Bodies" for the kids at my uncoming puppet workshop. Let me know what you think! 007
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 10:47:19 am »

Lisa, i like them! I have some very similar ones like it that I made a pattern for, too. I decided to go with round monster-type eyes- because i had a bunch of smaller styrofoam balls donated to me. Have a great time with your workshop.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012, 11:07:14 am »

So sweet! You should get your own show with that!
Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012, 03:37:30 pm »

Very cute. Simple is sometimes best. Smiley
Billy D. Fuller
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2012, 05:10:46 pm »

Another great design!
Gabriel G
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2012, 06:37:14 pm »

These look terrific Lisa! I'm sure the children (and the adults) will really enjoy them. Nice work Smiley
Angel in Tx
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2012, 08:28:30 pm »

 :heartbeat:Super cute! And simple is good!
Lizzies Lair
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012, 03:29:03 am »

These are adorable Lisa and I love the differing characters you've invented already. I would love to see photos of the end result of the workshop. Good luck!
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2012, 02:33:51 am »

I never actually wrote a reply here... but these look fab Lisa! That pattern you came up with really works well, and I'm sure people will love it Smiley
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2012, 01:13:08 pm »

Great stuff! As has been mentioned already simple can be wonderful! You've certainly proven that with your design.
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 06:48:05 am »

I thought I had posted a picture of the ones the kids did maybe I forgot - here they are. I have been having fun making all kinds to sell at an upcoming craft show!
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2012, 08:01:42 am »

Wow, that will be one great show!
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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2012, 05:48:31 am »

They look like such fun! I'm really not surprised if kids love your workshops/shows even more now.
Lizzies Lair
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2012, 01:36:31 am »

They are awesome!
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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2012, 05:46:30 am »

I think this is a great idea! I am working as the craft and puppetry specialist for a YWCA camp this summer.  I am always on the lookout for new and interesting (and not cheesy) puppetry techniques that I can use in a class setting of 30+ kids. If you could create something like this where a glue gun could be substituted for the sewing machine that would be amazing! Camp starts Monday and I am still in need of some more cool new  puppet projects for the classroom. Sock puppets are my specialty. But last year I did sock, stick, simple felt hand puppets, and bag puppets with them. I want to try shadow puppets this year but a moving mouth puppet would really be great too!

If anyone can volunteer some ideas I have not mentioned (especially an  easy hand puppets technique with moving mouths),  or new twists on old favorites, PLEASE, PLEASE  feel free. Many thanks!-Tiger

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