Thursday, 3 May 2012

Handsome horse marionette

Our puppet craze continues in earnest - we've made another marionette - but this time it's a horse. He's been named Handsome, and he is brilliant. He clip-clops around the house on his mismatched button hooves and he is particularly good at jumping. Here's a little clip of his skills in action:

I love that Handsome is made entirely from recycled and found materials; frayed string for his mane, forelock and tail (just seen), and empty toilet rolls for his head and body. I think he'd have been even better with some googly eyes but we used all ours in last week's puppet project - which you can see here.

We just need to find a good way to display all these puppets now. I think I need to buy some hooks...


  1. I totally love it! Can see the video well, will post it on FB and Pinterest :)

  2. Adorable! Loving the little video!

  3. What a great puppet and I love the video

  4. What a fabulous idea and I love your tin man family too. I'll have to come back later to get further details as it's going to be another rainy weekend down here.


    Nina xxx

  5. This is the cutest marionette ever (well, apart from mine of course), but I love love love that horse. SOOOO adorable. Wow. Love.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa


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