Creation Process of the Person Puppet

Even though we’ve been designing animal hand puppet patterns since 2014, it wasn’t until 2019 that we designed a human type puppet pattern. Up until then, we focused on animal hand puppet sewing patterns. In all honesty, it took me that long to figure out how to create a human puppet pattern. Making most animal patterns is easy, because animals have muzzles. The hand operating the puppet fits perfectly in the muzzle. Humans really don’t have muzzles to put a hand in. Our mouths are inside our heads, not an extension like animals or birds.
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Rabbit Craft Activities

In the last blog article we listed some Fun Facts about rabbits.  We also had a free download of a rabbit coloring page for the kids (or you) to color.  In this blog we want to share some of our favorite craft activities that we found on the web that are simple and fun to do.  There was so much to choose from – it was hard to make a decision!
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Rabbit Fun Facts

Our pattern of the month is the Rabbit!  Of all of the wild animals in the United States, rabbits are found in almost every state.  They are very social and live in groups in underground tunnels and rooms.  When they are happy they perform what is called a “binky.”  They do kicks and twists in mid-air.  I guess that’s what you’d call jumping for joy!

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Cat Fun Facts

Our pattern of the month is the Cat!  Did you know that international Cat Day is always August 8?  it is a day to honor our cat friends and to advocate for cats.  Scientists believe that cats and humans have been associated for over 10,000 years.   Scientists also don’t know why cats purr, but they do know that the purring can improve bone density and help healing.  

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Bears in Books

In our previous blog article we listed a few links to craft projects featuring bears that we found around the web. We also had a free download of a bear paper bag puppet pattern.

We are continuing the bear theme with a list of books that we thought would be interesting and fun to pair with a bear puppet.  We’ve noticed that kids become more engaged during reading when a puppet is used to help bring a book alive.

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Bear Fun Facts

Our pattern of the month is the Bear!  There is something about bears that just make them so adorable even though they are among the most massive and powerful animals on earth.  Polar bears are the largest and the sun bear is the smallest.  Bears were honored in early civilizations.  They were a symbol of power, strength and love.  They care deeply about others – they will risk their lives to save a cub or a sibling.

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