We finished up the Zooplosion puppets last night! Here’s what they look like:
The sheep: This one is the simplest (most simple?). No moving parts, just a handle on the back.
The parrot: I think this one is my favorite so far. The head moves.
The elephantlionostrich: It’s big. The trunk moves. The elephant’s name is “Little Orphan Elephant” because he doesn’t have pupils in his eyes. You know, now that I look at it, none of them have pupils. Hmmm.
The anteater: The head and the tail move, and theoretically the tongue goes in and out. I’m not sure if I will actually do that though. For one, it’s tricky to hold the puppet and do the tongue movement at the same time. For two, it looks kinda weird, in a bad way.
The trickiest part was gluing the paper front to the styrofoam back. First I tried spray adhesive, but it was not strong enough. Plus I could not stand any more complaining about the smell!!!! You know who you are! I finally settled on contact cement. It worked very well, as I knew it would. I was very entertained by the chemical reaction that took place when the contact cement touched the raw styrofoam. Or maybe the fumes were affecting my brain. And by the way I used the contact cement outside so as not to disturb the delicate senses of some people in this office. You know who you are – Michele!
Thanks to Maddy for helping me glue, and thanks to Tena and Sica for helping me paint! Big ups! And not thanks to Michele for whining. Big downs!