Saturday, June 16, 2012

Doorway Puppetstage

Have you ever been super proud of yourself. I hope (for your sake) that you have. This week I had one of those moments where I stepped back and said, 'Hey, I made that. I MADE that. I rock.' Especially since it involved sewing which is not my forte.

I saw this cute puppet stage on Pinterest and had one of those silly moments where I figured it would be a good craft for the summer. Well, it is certainly a project that involves a lot of MY crafting and not so much of the girls. I'm not quite ready to sit down and help everyone sew, and anyway, there is another sewing craft later this summer. (See, I picked sewing crafts, I am clearly not in my right mind.)

So, I put together the stage on Thursday, and then we made puppets on Friday. Yes, you heard me correctly, I made it all in one day. And I didn't have to pick out any stitches...yet. Oh, you wanted to see it. Ooookay.

Cute huh? It is not as matchy as this one. But I got all my fabric from the clearance section so it wouldn't cost a boodle. And then I turned around and bought that sparkly ribbon in the middle for a ridiculous price. (So, it all evened out.)

Our doorways are really skinny, so I had to exchange the first curtain rod I bought, and it still bunches up in the corners since the original pattern calls for a 34 inch doorway and none of my doorways are that wide. In fact all my doorways are different sizes. This bugs me. I have no guarantee that a chair that fits through one entrance will fit through another. Bothersome.

Anyway, here are the kids dutifully making their non-sewed puppets. I am all about cardstock and lamination.

And they had a good time playing.

Perry being saved by a butterfly
Pirate and slave boy (a.k.a. his son)

I will probably loan this out to neighbors this summer. I don't think my kids will play with it everyday and it seems this puppet stage should be used. Here is the post with directions (if you missed it the first time) for anyone else feeling very ambitious. If can borrow mine.


meganmushrat said...

I am in sheer awe at the fun things you do for your kids. Now all you need are a few 'real' marionette type puppets so they can hopelessly tangle the strings on them. Have you thought about teaching them ventriloquism?

Raging Stallion said...

Impressive work there. Your kids are blessed with insanely talented parents!

¡Vieve! said...

That's awesome! And super impressive, I could never do anything with sewing!