Last spring, at the first Puppet-A-Go-Go meeting, we decided to include a wall of 1000 finger puppets in our group show at the Niagara Artists Centre (opening April 23 – save the date). We joked that by spring 2016, we’d be buying dollar store gloves, cutting off the fingers and calling them puppets to round out the wall.
Here it is, February 2016, and we’re actually doing pretty well with the finger puppets, thanks to donations, community workshops, monthly Puppet-A-Go-Go crafternoons, and many solitary hours of work. But when you’ve got a lot of finger puppets to make, it can help to give yourself some amusing challenges. At the January crafternoon, we decided that we’d go back to our dollar-store idea, pick up some gloves and craft some puppets. Here are the results.