I have many puppets in my show, some are instant hits with the audience and some need some work in progress. This truck I call Mac (Mac Truck) is one that was an instant success with my audience. After my regular show I told the children that I have a new puppet I want to show and did some ad libbing with it. The children automatically talked about 'transformers' and 'recycling'. The ideas and material were just pouring in from the audience. Now my new idea is to use Mac to promote recycling, he also sings "I love trash". A great way to add another character to my show with an educational message.
(Truck Puppet by Kevin Detweiler, www.animatedpuppets.blogspot.com)