A mighty worm was he.
He sat upon the railroad tracks...
The train he did not see.
I should not try to watch the Oscar's while working on puppets. I lost track of time and now I have FIVE minutes to finish this post!
I was a bit stumped as I, once again, had to make a puppet away from the studio and all of my supplies... A brief look around led me to some Play-do. Not the ideal material. But we've made excellent sculptures with Play-do in our house. (My older daughter has sculpted beautiful roses.)
The red Play-do called to me. A worm, naturally.
The only problem is that, in truth, you cannot make puppets out of Play-do. I made some rods by robbing a sushi made, and was able to stage some puppety looking photos.
|The "saddle" of the worm.|
But, like I said, this really isn't a puppet.
It doesn't move well; puppets are supposed to move.
So I made another worm. It doesn't look as sculptural. It's not as photogenic. But it moves well and would function much better as a worm in a performance.
|I confess. I robbed the sushi mats to make these rods.|
So which is the better puppet?