From Ted NunesLast year, I shared with you the tomato stick puppets I made for our local Tomato Art Fest. Now I thought I'd share my progress on Tommy Tomato, a vent puppet I've been building for this year's festival. He's the most ambitious puppet I've ever attempted: head stick, slot jaw and moving eyes. (and I'll be making his suit--puppet tailoring is more new territory for me, but I'm hoping I'll figure it out.)
I've been making him out of CelluClay. His head, hands and feet started as wadded brown paper bag and masking tape. (I didn't get photos of that step, darnit.) The parts for the body were molded from a plastic container some spinach came in.