SO I had grand ambitions to make a Pigeon puppet for a storytime I have coming up this month. Things didn’t quite go according to plan–probably my rusty sewing machine skills. Man, puppets are hard!
My puppet is supposed to be the Pigeon from Mo Willem’s Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.
First, I blocked out my pattern. Then I sewed on my eyes and collars, and made my wings. Then I flipped everything inside-out and sewed the pieces together. I did the same with the inside lining. I stuffed my puppet and inserted a knitting needle to keep the neck sturdy. The knitting needle was actually really useful because its something I can hold onto when I am using the puppet in my storytime. Finally, I attached my lining and got my puppet a felt beak and legs.
Overall… it works. Some flaws and I’d probably change some things next time but good enough for a fun storytime tool.
What do you think?
That’s all for now!