Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fun By The Handful

I broke into my secret reservoir of Clever and Crafty Stuff. On hand: fabric markers, and ready to color hand puppets... everything necessary for a quiet evening at home, while watching a family favorite, Arsenic and Old Lace. We hadn't seen the funny, classic since last Halloween.

While Max and Benjamin snuggled, and ate fresh, buttered popcorn, William, Maria and I began developing characters for a Halloween Puppet Show. We haven't written our play, yet, but it will feature a girl, a witch, a cat, Sir and Lady Bones, and possible the Headless Horseman.

Sir Bones. I say, you are looking dapper. William was the clever one who showed us our puppets could combine two characters in one...

Lady Bones. Mistress, what have you done with Sir Bones?
She is not saying.

Maria went straight to work on her happy witch's alter ego, Angry Witch! We were adding accessories with felt and hot glue.

Salutations, Señor Mouser.

Now, I am off to the craft store for more supplies. Can I bring you anything? Glitter, glue, cheese?


Janece said...

These are GREAT! Did you make the little puppets - or find them pre-made somewhere? Is Señor Mouser your creation?

They are all brilliant!!!

Can't wait to see pumpkin carving photos!!

judy in ky said...

I hope you will show us scenes from the Halloween puppet show! The characters are looking good!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Thank you Judy... let's see where we go from here. Everyone is still playing with making characters, but I will definitely keep you posted when we go *into production!*

Janece, these are pre-made, and they must have been a serious bargain, because I had a bunch in the stash! Michael's. Easy and fun is brilliant!
Señor Mouser is my impish little friend, how'd you guess? hahaha

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Now those are interesting! We think that cat especially!

nikkipolani said...

Why does it seem like seamless endless fun fun fun at the Natalie household? Maybe because it is!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Ah, you know how it goes: the blog synthesizes stuff and super-concentrates the levity into a seemingly endless stream of fun... Now, when I mention *the rest of it,* well, then we get the whole picture, messes and all... I know you appreciate turning our gaze toward the blessings, and seeing the joy in the everyday, because Nikkipolani does it so gracefully well.