Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Whimsy

Last year I decided to make sock puppets at the beach with the grandkids, after which they could put on "shows."

Logan (then 12) helped me shop for supplies: feathers, colorful foam shapes, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, glue dots, and socks (some gently used).

Unfortunately, the boys were only 3-going-on-4 years old ... too young to visualize how to put puppets together, let alone put on "shows." So this year, I decided to make the puppets myself ...



then see where G and J's 4-going-on-5 imaginations might take them.  And I don't doubt that 2-going-on-3 Jace will get in on the action, too.

Even if the whole idea goes nowhere, I must say I had a lot of fun making sea gulls ...



pelicans ...



jellyfish, rainbow sharks ...



sea horses, coquina clams ...



turtles, blue crabs ...


and whales ...


However, with any luck, there will be pictures of the puppets in action to share next week. We'll see.

13 comments:

deemallon said...

I love those seagulls! And those jelly fish. I used to make puppets with the kids. Can't wait to hear their stories.

Liz A said...

Dee - the seagulls are my favorites, too. I've gotten better at not expecting perfection ... from myself or from the kids. It's a lot more fun that way.

Mo Crow said...

your sock puppets remind me of Shari Lewis and Lambchops, gosh that was a l-o-n-g time ago!

Hunter said...

I wish I had words to describe how much joy this post just brought to me.

I kept thinking, "That's the cutest one. No wait, that's the cutest one."

I'm so into jellyfish that I may have to decide those of my favorites.

Thank you for sharing such wonderful pics.

Hunter

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

we learn...and Just go. I love these, love that you made them
love that whatever Happens is just as it needs to be...
this is just Great, Liz. Really Really Great.

Liz A said...

Mo - A blast from the past ... I also remember Kukla, Fran, and Ollie. But the best were the Muppets, which I enjoyed watching with the kids I babysat for.

Hunter - Joy is good ... and the jellyfish started out as seaweed (ha)

Grace - Thanks for the love ... can't wait to see what you and your great-grands get up to on the Hill

Sue McQ said...

Liz...these are adorable! Yes, I remember Sherry Lewis and Lambchop. Since I love stuffed animals, I find delight in all these creations. Enjoy - no doubt the kids will be fascinated and thrilled with "home grown" creations.

Hazel said...

Oh, my word! These are adorable! Will you be my grandma? Our library has this great book that you might enjoy: "Stray Sock Sewing" I turned a couple of worn out favorite socks into buddies years ago.

jude said...

oh gosh these remind me of mom. she used to make them with us and here nursery school kinds. warm and fuzzies here.

Dana said...

Your sock puppets are hysterical! I love them...and I too, remember Lamb Chop. I also love your relaxed attitude about who might or might not use them. It doesn't usually work to get too invested in how others respond to our efforts. We have to like them for ourselves, and clearly you had lots of fun with these.

Stephanie Jo said...

These are delightful. I anticipate that a wonderful time will be had by one and all.

Joyce said...

So cute and fun for your grandchildren - I like the rainbow shark!

Liz A said...

Belated thanks to all ... field testing results are now in and fun was had