On June 8th I'll be doing a Craft Night how-to via video cast in the Virtual Labs at Etsy.com. Local peeps in the NYC / NJ area are welcome to drop in and share the fun in person! We'll be building this fun finger paper puppet that's perfect for summer fun loving.
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It you can't make Craft Night - there will be an the online tutorial June 2nd available as a Etsy How-To Tuesday. It will have the same instructions, template to download and fun tips on making the summer paper finger puppet. That tutorial and file will also be available June 2nd on this blog too!
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Here is a sneak peak of the Summer Cycle Paper Finger Puppet!
* Fun possibilities for your paper puppet! * Beside riding around BBQ table tops and picnic scenarios extend the possibilities of overall puppet usage by doing the following:
-Make your own fun items for the basket. Really anything can be slotted in the paper basket! Cut out items that fit from magazines or draw out your own objects that you'd like to see in there.
-Fold up your paper puppet and include it in summer time party invitations! Perfect for birthday parties, family gatherings at parks, or any invite you wanna add some pizazz to. Yes, I actually used the word "pizazz".... wow. I don't even know if that's how you spell it.
-Replace the bicycle rider's head with one of your friend's heads (and then make fun of them)! Cutout a photograph or do some Photoshop-Inkjet printing wizardry and attach the head on with glue. Just make sure the head is around the same size - or else it might look a little funny. I decided to use the Mona Lisa!
If you have lots of fun making this paper puppet feel free also to check out my latest book on building paper puppets! It's filled with tons of projects and templates. The book actually contains two full color hard stock paper puppets to put together plus a bunch of zanny stories.
Paper Puppet Palooza
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Quarry Books
10.8 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
Official Book website http://www.paperpuppetpalooza.com
Buy a special signed limited edition dustcover copy of the book at http://shop.crankbunny.com
The regular book can be found and bought at most book stores like Barnes & Noble and through Amazon.com too! Click here for more information and sneak peaks through Amazon.com.
Posted by Crankbunny at 8:36 AM