Here's a free pattern for a bunny puppet made from a wooden spoon. I wasn't planning on making wooden spoon puppets. My daughter bought several packages of wooden spoons from the dollar store for her puppet making project. Of course, when she was done she left the extras in my studio. They were just lying there saying please paint me. Not sure why I picked bunnies but I did.
About a week after I designed them, I was in Anthropology and saw the cutest display of wooden utensils with painted faces. The bamboo fork faces had spiky hair. I'm going to have to get some of those bamboo forks. They might make fun monster puppets.
A few adjustments would make them a kid friendly project. You could glue them together except where the wooden spoon is inserted. Two layers of felt could be used instead of fabric with interfacing and one layer of felt. If you are going to make them to use in potted plants, I would use a sealer on the handle of the spoon.
Not only were these easy and fun to make. Made with a scrap of fabric, some paint, glue and a wooden spoon from the dollar store they are also a very inexpensive craft project. So there you have it, a wooden spoon bunny puppet pattern.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Bias tape tutorials seem to be popping up everywhere. Or maybe I've just become aware of them. I was particularly inspired by the one on Made. I knew when I found the retro looking floral print on sale along with the coordinating rick-rack striped fabric they would make a great apron. I love bias binding made from striped fabrics. Of course, in my magic studio (if you can find it) I happened to have the bias tape making gadget. I did not buy it. Like most things in there it magically appeared. Anyway the long and short of it is that I needed a birthday present for my mother. This here is the result.