Thursday, 3 May 2012

Handsome horse marionette


Our puppet craze continues in earnest - we've made another marionette - but this time it's a horse. He's been named Handsome, and he is brilliant. He clip-clops around the house on his mismatched button hooves and he is particularly good at jumping. Here's a little clip of his skills in action:

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I love that Handsome is made entirely from recycled and found materials; frayed string for his mane, forelock and tail (just seen), and empty toilet rolls for his head and body. I think he'd have been even better with some googly eyes but we used all ours in last week's puppet project - which you can see here.

We just need to find a good way to display all these puppets now. I think I need to buy some hooks...

6 comments:

  1. I totally love it! Can see the video well, will post it on FB and Pinterest :)

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  2. What a great puppet and I love the video

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  3. What a fabulous idea and I love your tin man family too. I'll have to come back later to get further details as it's going to be another rainy weekend down here.

    'hello'

    Nina xxx

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  4. This is the cutest marionette ever (well, apart from mine of course), but I love love love that horse. SOOOO adorable. Wow. Love.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

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