Sunday, February 20, 2011

Butterick Pattern #3230 Glove Puppets

The Players from top left to right: Queen, King & Merlin
Bottom left to right: Princess, Knight & Dragon.

On a recent trip to The Gathering Place, the only women and children's daytime shelter in Denver, one of the staff mentioned that a very kind man had made a "theatre" for the children, but they did not have puppets. Now on a mission, I scoured my old pattern box, and found this pattern from many years ago. They are glove puppets, and stand approximately 10" tall. They are not difficult to make, and took me about 2 hours each.

This a wonderful project to make for children...and encourages "imaginary" play. I highly recommend the pattern/designs. By the way, there is also a McCalls pattern #M4796 with similar designs, but they include a fabric theatre that hangs in a door frame.