Child Sarah puppet
Teenaged Sarah puppet
Future adult-self Sarah puppet
These hand puppets were my final project for my Art Therapy with Families/ Advanced Assessment graduate course. The assignment was to make 3 hand puppets that reflect my relationship with members of my immediate family. Since I thought they turned out so well (and my classmate's 9 year old daughter gave them her stamp of approval), I thought that I would share them with the Craftster community.
Each of the puppets is handmade by me with inspiration from the punch and Judy patterns found here: http://www.punchandjudy.com/dryadleaflet.htm
. The heads each started out as Styrofoam craft balls that I sculpted to look like my face. The bodies and outfits were sewn on my sewing machine and the hands were stuffed, wired for pose-ability, and sewn by hand. The hair was cut from felt and glued with the exception of child Sarah's hair which was wefted following instructions found here: http://www.nonidolls.com/weft.html
. The eyes were each drawn by hand on paper and cut and glued to the puppets.
Each puppet also comes with accessories and special features. Child Sarah puppet comes with a painting and paint brush because she loves to make art and a stuffed bunny (not shown). Teenaged Sarah wears a wallet chain and an "I heart Gavin Rossdale" t-shirt, has a hidden rose tattoo on her right shoulder (just like the real thing) and comes with a baseball bat to keep her younger brother's in line. Future-adult Sarah comes with an Obama pin because she's into politics and a book that's probably about feminist social issues. Also, the eyeglasses on the two puppets are removeable.
The whole puppet making process took me about two weeks of late night hard working. I have posted even more photo's of my puppets here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2292165&l=86fd5&id=16807539
Feel free to send me any comments or questions and thanks for looking.