First, let me tell you a short story. Growing up, my mom had these finger puppets that she kept put away in a box. Outta sight...outta mind. We usually forgot about them. But when one of us would see them, we all wanted to play with them, and I think we all staked claim on them at some point. I for sure remember them as being "mine". I'm sure they never were.
Anyway, years later, my clever sister Shavonne decided that she would duplicate them. She made patterns for them and whipped up some sets of them for some of us sisters. I have since made them many times, for friends or some sort of Super Saturday project for the women in my church. Every time I make them, I get a little more artistic with them. I like to make them cute and fun. So enough talk. Here are some pictures.
This is Goldilocks and the three bears.
Little Red Riding Hood, with Grandmother and the Wolf
The three Little Pigs (the wolf is also used for this story).
I just happen to have three kiddos who wanted to model the puppets for you.
It's hard to tell, but they are pretty stinkin' cute. The grandmother has glasses, and is in her robe and night cap. Little Red Riding hood has a very sassy red hooded cape on, and I love all the ringlets in Goldilocks's hair.
We have an auction coming up at church. We are suppose to bring in some type of homemade object, or a craft, or offer up some sort of service for everyone to bid on. These puppets are my contribution. I need to make a set for myself, but by the time I make a set to give away, I don't want to make anymore for a while. They take a lot of work. They have to be hand-sewn. I'm glad they are done. I even burned my finger with some hot glue when it dripped onto my finger. It may sound trivial, but it burned right through half my finger. Well, it seemed like half my finger, anyway. Heath came home right then, and demanded that I put my finger in ice water until it was too numb to feel the pain. Then he bandaged it up and deemed me well enough to continue on as normal. I did milk it a little, when I suggested that there was no possible way I could do dishes with one hand bandaged up. I'll let you know if he takes the hint or not.
As a side note, I've always wanted to make these puppets for Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs. Wouldn't that be so cute? I'd have to make lots of little beards...