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« on: April 02, 2008 06:05:35 AM »

Hi guys!
I came into this challenge ready to vote for myself, (What a great prize!), but I've already seen about 8 projects that I want to vote for, and it's only day TWO!

Here's my entry... a puppet theatre for my little guy:


The Materials:  Two Table Cloths, (I didn't end up using the yellow), Two packs of electrical tape, (one pictured, I needed to buy a second), Red duct tape, bamboo garden skewers, Star sequins, bristol board and a shiney bag.  (I wish I had figured out how to use those swirly things!!!! They wouldn't install properly Sad )


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My son luvin it... (This made it all worth it!!!  Smiley )



Thanks for looking, and good luck to everyone!


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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008 06:20:30 AM »

wow---that has got to be one of the most inventive ways of using dollar store stuff I've seen yet!  I cannot believe that tent can be made for less then 10 dollars!  That would cost so much in a toy store!
Wonderful job and good luck in the voting!
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008 06:59:27 AM »

great job!! love the idea of using tablecloths as fabric
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2008 07:16:46 AM »

That is phenominal. I want to make one for my son now!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2008 07:17:41 AM »

Wow, you rock!  GREAT work.

Is it all just duct taped together, or did you sew?
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2008 07:38:41 AM »

Brilliant!!  I love that you created something fun and practical.
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2008 08:25:43 AM »

This is so cool! and your boy loves it! so cute Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2008 08:41:15 AM »

It's adorable!
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2008 08:44:59 AM »

Thanks for all the great feedback!  It makes my day Cheesy

Wow, you rock!  GREAT work.

Is it all just duct taped together, or did you sew?

I used the entire roll of duct tape on the frame.  I guess the dollar store rolls don't have as much as Home Depot Wink   But the tablecloth stripes are taped with red electrical tape on the back, and then I cut the electrical tape into squares to pretty up the front, (lotsssss of squares).  The electrical tape was four colours for a buck, so that worked awesome!

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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2008 09:14:50 AM »

wow, what a  great idea, especially since its something your son will get a lot of use and enjoyment out of!
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2008 10:26:08 AM »

This is so awesome, its very adorable. So is your son!!
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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2008 11:42:21 AM »

Wow!  This is unreal!  It looks like your son really loves playing in it.  I was wondering, though, how does he get inside?  is there a curtain that pulls back or lifts up somewhere?
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2008 02:01:39 PM »

Wow!  This is unreal!  It looks like your son really loves playing in it.  I was wondering, though, how does he get inside?  is there a curtain that pulls back or lifts up somewhere?


I Created a slit in the back, and put a piece of tape there to stop it from tearing from hopefully lots of use!

Thanks again for all the positive comments!  It adds a smile to my day Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2008 02:20:13 PM »

Fantastic.  I love this so much!  Cutting those squares must have taken forever. 
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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2008 02:31:22 PM »

OOOooo! I LOVE it!  (And I thought I was being smart using an old fridge for a puppet theatre Tongue)
Great job--lucky little man  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2008 03:08:46 PM »

The little guy looks like he is having fun! This is an awesome idea!!
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« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2008 03:18:28 PM »

That is really cool! Looks like fun. haha I used the same bamboo stakes in my project.  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2008 06:48:37 PM »

That's fabulous! I'm inspired to make something similar for my kids' next lemonade stand this coming summer....  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2008 09:05:49 PM »

Brilliant!  What a happy little guy.  It looks great!
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« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2008 07:01:42 PM »

I'm coordinating a wellness day at work next week and am SO tempted to make one of these for the welcome booth!  Great job!
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« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2008 01:24:09 AM »

thats wonderful ! well done
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« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2008 07:31:52 PM »

Such a lucky kid to have such a creative care-giver!
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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2008 07:44:47 PM »

So creative...and perfect for your child's creativity!

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« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2008 06:13:50 PM »

this is fantastic!! i'm voting for you Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2008 01:58:21 PM »

I must make one for my kids! What an inspiration! WTG mama!
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Awesome! I am featuring this at Dollar store Crafts!
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