Puppet Play: 20 Puppet Projects Made with Recycled Mittens, Towels, Socks, and More

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Features 20 puppets parents and kids can make together out of recycled mittens, Towels, socks, and household linens. The author's previous book of puppets sold more than 100,000 copies.

Have fun and go green with Diana Schoenbrun's Puppet Play: 20 Puppet Projects Made with Recycled Mittens, Towels, Socks, and More. A puppet builder, an illustrator, and an author, Schoenbrun presents 20 puppet projects made with recycled materials easily found ...

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Overview

Features 20 puppets parents and kids can make together out of recycled mittens, Towels, socks, and household linens. The author's previous book of puppets sold more than 100,000 copies.

Have fun and go green with Diana Schoenbrun's Puppet Play: 20 Puppet Projects Made with Recycled Mittens, Towels, Socks, and More. A puppet builder, an illustrator, and an author, Schoenbrun presents 20 puppet projects made with recycled materials easily found around the house.

A lonely sock becomes a wizard puppet. A glove without a mate turns into five little pig puppets. And that tired dishtowel transforms into a lively banjo player puppet—all at very little cost. Diana Schoenbrun's easy-to-follow directions are accompanied by how-to illustrations. Also included are full-color photographs of puppets, as well as a chapter that guides children through creating and presenting their own puppet show. So, the next time the dryer eats a single sock, get crafty, go green, and go play with Puppet Play.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449401191
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/26/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 498,070
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Diana Schoenbrun teaches puppet and playwriting workshops for children ages 6 to 9 at 826NYC, a nonprofit center founded by Dave Eggers. She currently works at Puppet Heap, a unique design studio located in Hoboken, New Jersey. Diana resides in Brooklyn, New York.

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dianaschoenbrun.com

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  • Posted April 21, 2011

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    Puppet Play by Diane Schoenbrun I am inspired to create after reading PUPPET PLAY. I have no skills when it comes to sewing but I am convinced that PUPPET PLAY can turn me into a creative sewer in no time. The easy to follow directions, along with the colorful pictures will make creating a puppet pal a snap! I love to do projects with my kids and create projects for my classroom but seem to run out of new and exciting ideas. PUPPET PLAY is filled with great ideas that both my kids and my students will love. There is nothing better than reading a book and finishing feeling inspired. I cannot wait to find a holey sock, sad glove or leg warmer and turn it into a puppet pal! I have a feeling you will feel the same way. PUPPET PLAY will bring you together with your kids and help you use some of that unused stuff you have around your house. I highly recommend this book to parents and teachers alike. Book Description Have fun and go green with Diana Schoenbrun's Puppet Play: 20 Puppet Projects Made with Recycled Mittens, Towels, Socks, and More. A puppet builder, an illustrator, and an author, Schoenbrun presents 20 puppet projects made with recycled materials easily found around the house. A lonely sock becomes a wizard puppet. A glove without a mate turns into five little pig puppets. And that tired dishtowel transforms into a lively banjo player puppet--all at very little cost. Diana Schoenbrun's easy-to-follow directions are accompanied by how-to illustrations. Also included are full-color photographs of puppets, as well as a chapter that guides children through creating and presenting their own puppet show. So, the next time the dryer eats a single sock, get crafty, go green, and go play with Puppet Play. *I read this through Net Galley

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  • Posted January 5, 2011

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    Hours of creative fun for the whole family.

    Recycling and repurposing of old items has become second-nature to many households and Ms. Shoenbrun's uses the trend to provide a creative new twist on the classic sock puppet. Just when I thought I'd seen everything that could be done with socks, Puppet Play takes it sock puppets to the next level in cuteness! This book makes me wish I wore argyle socks. The puppet designs were creative and original and the directions for each project were very detailed and easy to follow. I love that the author provided suggestions for substitutions in case you don't happen to have something on hand--I am fresh out of leg warmers, but using the arm of a sweater is genius! Some projects were cuter than others, and some of the anecdotes were a little bizarre, but I would purchase this book if for no other reason than to make the kooky cat! While the list of additional materials can be quite extensive for some projects (you will have to make a trip to the local craft store regardless of how much you have squirrelled away) many items may be readily available. I mean, where else can you find use for a broken umbrella? The book also contains many unexpected bonuses such as detailed instructions for various stitches, instructions for creating a puppet theater, and performance tips for puppeteers. While some steps definitely should be done by an adult, kids can also get in on the fun. Puppet Play is a great book for a cold or rainy weekend!

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  • Posted December 19, 2010

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    Fun Book for Crafting with Kids

    I loved this book and can't wait to show my children. I know they will love creaing these puppets. I never thought about using holey socks or what to do with those socks that mysteriously go into the washer as a pair and come out single (where do those things go??). But now I don't have to toss them out or use them as dust rags.

    And that is just one of her ideas. This book has great ideas for recycling many different materials. I love the fact that most of these materials I am sure I can find around the house, how nice that I won't be spending tons of money and having to drive to the craft store.

    She lists some ideas in the book for materials you can use for puppets. And the patterns you will need for the puppets she is presenting. The book has very easy to follow instructions, which i think is key to any craft book. I like that my kids could get a hold of the book and basically not need much help from me.

    One of my favorites that I love and see us doing first is the Five Little Pigs glove puppet. (Again where in the world does that other glove run off to. Is it a conspiracy with the one missing sock, that they take off together??) I love that it can be used and then we can tell a story to the littler ones in the house.

    This book inspires you to rethink about how you can use things. Towards the back of the book she lists websites to check out and tips on putting on a puppet play.

    I reviewed a ebook copy but as soon as this comes out I am hoping to buy it. This would be a great addition to any library, especially with kids.

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