Sunday, March 30, 2008

Photo Blog- Operation Puppetstravaganza

I won't kid myself or you, dear reader, it's probably going to be nothing but photo blogs for awhile. Less brain power, more pictures!

Admit it, you love the reveal, the exposure...it's slightly voyeuristic and a lot easier than reading. Consider this my present to you for Monday morning.

OPERATION: PUPPETSTRAVAGANZA!

Last night I was privy to the awesome experience of a ShawnDateTM. For those of you not lucky enough to know what a ShawnDateTM is, basically Shawn comes up with some creative wacky idea for a date, assures you it will be absolutely lame and then won't tell you what it is even if you beg and plead and try to trick him into it. Normally I hate surprises, but this one was definitely worth it.

It was (*drum roll please*)....

SOCK PUPPETS!

(You're probably rolling your eyes and saying "Whaaa?" But truth is, when I was little I wanted to be a Muppeteer/marry Jim Henson's son so this was an incredibly exciting adventure for this nerd. :-) )

That's right ladies and gentlemen, last night we embarked on a four hour sock puppet making extravaganza. I'll break it down for you, just in case you want to make your own...

First, cut the toe off the sock and insert a cardboard piece for the mouth
It helps if you look skeptical apparently...


Once the mouth pieces are in place, you should be sure to take a cute picture


Attach ping pong balls for eyes-

Add feathers, felt and pipe-cleaners to create a bird...


Or add a jacket for a more dapper looking puppet...


It's also important that you make a mess of your living room and eat only jelly beans while creating your sock puppet.

You should probably feed your puppet, lest it start eating your date...

And voila! Operation: Puppetstravaganza complete!


(If you could see the clock you could tell it says something like 2 am...Operations do best late at night when everything is an entertaining, brilliant idea)


Some how my parrot puppet took 3rd place in the Operation: Puppetstravaganza competition.
Yeah, I don't know either...

3 comments:

Eli said...

Woah! I love that idea! It looks like you had a ton of fun. :)

Lindsey in Lawrence said...

It's trademarked, so you'd have to ask Shawn, but I'm sure he'd be okay if you re-created it Eli. :-D

stephanie said...

ok, seriously jealous and you definitely out-do what i do when i'm bored