Monday, January 30, 2012

Jim Henson on Making Puppets

I love puppets. And here's a wonderful 1969 video of the puppet master, Jim Henson, showing lots of ways to make simple puppets at home. Lots of great ideas, although I think the one made out of a pear would be a sticky mess in about 10 minutes.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dancing Alfie Doll

Alfie Puppet

Here's a Alfie paper doll craft project. He has movable joints so you can make him do a little dance. To make him you'll need scissors, some lightweight cardboard (an old cereal box works well)and some paper fasteners. It's hard to punch holes in the cardboard with something like a pencil, so a small hole punch also comes in very handy.

Thursday, January 26, 2012