Here is my first of many posts of the puppets I will be working on this semester!

The first puppets we created where sock puppets, which are a basic tube with no arms or legs. It only requires 1 puppeteer to manipulate and the only thing being manipulated is the head and the mouth!

For my puppet I was inspired by (of course) Jim Henson and his film The Labyrinth! I wanted to create a Labyrinth character which would translate most successfully into a tube puppet and I decided to re-create the little caterpillar that Jennifer Connelly meets just outside of the labyrinth walls:
All I used was felt, yarn and buttons for the eyes. I used the same yarn from the hair to create little pom-poms for the feet. Expect a how-to later on the pop-pom making technique!
My friend Sarah made this adorable penguin using felt and black buttons for eyes as well. She also added little flippers by stuffing some felt with cardboard and stitching it on!

Interested in making one of these crazy critters yourself? check out my how-to for sock puppets to make your own!
 





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