Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: Puppet

Hi Guys,

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!

51bi6f3mrll-_sx496_bo1204203200_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.

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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!



Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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