I have done several plays with
the kids at our church. In order to get just the right characters, I have
made the puppets. I really like doing it. It is fun to discover what
character lurks in each puppet as I create it!!
A few other groups liked these
so much, they asked me to make them for their puppet clubs!
I have worked to develop a puppet that is not too heavy, as some of
the children who were use were under the age of 10.
I have made puppets that look
like modern people, or like Bible characters. I have done a Roman and an
Egyptian, as well as the Hebrew type shown here. These adult puppets are
the largest ones I do.
This is a selection of the boy
As you can see, I do ethnic puppets, as well.
Here are the girl puppets.
It is fun making the different hairstyles.
Curly, long, plaits, etc.
I make a few unusual ones
when needed for a particular play.
Here we have David Livingston,
a man from Papua New Guinea,
and a one-horned cow.
These are what I call Container
Heads. It was an idea I saw in a book. However, besides being very
difficult, they are also VERY heavy. So, I stopped doing them.
However, these are also an example of something fun I do. We had a play
that involved characters who were meant to be some of the people from our
church. The 2 men, and the tall lady were made to look like them. The
middle one looks quite like our youth leader!
I can make the soft ones represent someone else as well. In fact, the girl
with the ginger hair and green/cream dress is somewhat a likeness of the
girl who helped me in the club.
If you would be interested in
some puppets for your group, you are welcome to contact me.
Some of the puppets have gone to live in other countries, as well!
But, don't forget, I live in England. So although I would be willing to ship
puppets abroad, the shipping and handling will be more.
Please consider, too, that the exchange rate may not be in your
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For finger puppets and other
puppets used as aids to learning, click here.
By the way, I don't recommend them for kiddies for presents,
as they are not totally indestructible! (What is?)
But, I have made them as leaving presents for some of the older members of