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PUPPETRY
sa   MODEL & MINIATURE PUPPETRY
x   MARIONETTE
xx   DOLL
xx   STAGECRAFT
xx   TOY

How to make the stage, scenery and puppets for a nativity scene puppet show.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1972 (v.50#12) pg. 52

Instructions for making a theater for use with stick puppets.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1973 (v.51#12) pg. 61, 120

Instructions for making stick puppets.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1973 (v.51#12) pg. 74, 132

Calico Girl and Denim Boy hand puppets are 18" tall and made from fabric. Patterns and intructions included.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1974 (v.52#11) pg. 95, 132

How to make puppets from gingerbread dough.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1976 (v.54#12) pg. 66

Giant hand puppets. A bunny and a goose.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1978 (v.56#1) pg. 86, 132

How to make a puppet theater from plastic pipe and fabric.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1980 (v.58#9) pg. M8

Roll-around toy box that doubles as a stage for hand puppets. Estimated cost: $45.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 71, 119

Turn oven mitts into hand puppets. Est. cost: $7.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1982 (v.60#7) pg. 92, 146

Combination chair and puppet theater. This 2x2x3-ft. plywood module provides a seat large enough for 2 youngsters. Flip the module and it becomes a puppet theater. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 72, 126

Felt horse marionettes.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1983 (v.61#11) pg. 121, 172

Fabric puppet theater can be hung in any doorway. Est. cost: $26.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 118, 187

Bath time puppets (bunny, dragon and puppy) are sewn from washcloths.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1991 (v.69#4) pg. 117, 124

Paw-Paw puppets. Rabbit hand puppets, cut from hardboard, have two holes for fingers to slide into fabric paws.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1992 (v.70#4) pg. 132, 136

"Creature Feature" suggests several bug-related projects for kids. (1) Finger puppet bugs are made from glove fingers. (2) Bug observatory is made from a milk carton and pantyhose. (3) Instructions on how to preserve a spider web. (4) A quick way to amplify insect sounds using a paper cup, waxed paper and a rubber band. (5) Caterpillar toy that moves is made from an egg carton.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1996 (v.74#6) pg. 247

Holiday things for kids to make. (1) Christmas crowns, one with reindeer antlers and another with holly leaves and berries. (2) Dreidel with Hebrew symbols on its top. (3) Holiday cards made using spin-printing, photocopied photos and stamping. (3) Pretzel cabins use shredded wheat biscuits for the roof and graham cracker pieces for windows and doors. (4) Pasta angels have manicotti noodle bodies, macaroni arms, wooden ball heads with ring-noodle hair and lace wings. (5) Gingerbread pull toys. Gingerbread animals and people are decorated and mounted on graham cracker "sleds" and "wagons". (6) Tiny yule trees are made from pipecleaner and beads. (7) Wreath made from rolled brown paper grocery bags, pipe cleaners and candy canes. (8) Glove fingers are turned into holiday characters with fabric scraps, googly eyes, etc.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1996 (v.74#11) pg. 219

Two simple stages for child's use.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1963 (v.53#9) pg. 36

Hand puppets for Rip Van Winkle play.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1963 (v.53#9) pg. 69

Five hand puppets to make.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1964 (v.54#9) pg. 42

Hand puppets include Cub Scout, boy and witch.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1965 (v.55#9) pg. 35

Simple stage for shadow puppets.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1966 (v.56#11) pg. 89

How to construct a puppet stage.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1971 (v.61#1) pg. 48

How to make stick puppets.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1971 (v.61#1) pg. 50

How to build a giant marionette. Head is made from papier-mache, formed over an inflated balloon. Mouth can open and close.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1973 (v.63#2) pg. 48

How to make a hand puppet and a string-controlled marionette.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1974 (v.64#9) pg. 46

How to build a puppet stage.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1976 (v.66#3) pg. 72

Duck puppet has a wooden head, body and feet connected together with a neck and legs of rope.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1981 (v.4#10) pg. 23

Two-in-one lemonade stand and puppet theater will collapse for storage. Built from plywood and poplar. Includes a chalkboard marquee and billboard.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1994 (v.17#10) pg. 32

"Raggedy Ann" hand puppet.
CLOTH DOLL Fall-Winter 1987 (v.5#4) pg. 38

How to make a marionette from a cloth-doll pattern.
CLOTH DOLL Summer 1988 (v.6#2) pg. 28

"Snowman" hand puppet.
CLOTH DOLL Fall 1988 (v.6#3) pg. Insert

Carmen, a 24" cloth marionette. Part 1. The body. Full-sized pattern furnished.
CLOTH DOLL Fall-Winter 1996 (v.12#1) pg. 19, Insert

Carmen, a cloth marionette. Part 2. Needle-sculpting the head and painting the body, face and shoes.
CLOTH DOLL Spring 1997 (v.12#2) pg. 16

Making a stand for the marionette Carmen.
CLOTH DOLL Spring 1997 (v.12#2) pg. 26

Carmen, a cloth marionette. Part 3. Creating the costume.
CLOTH DOLL Aug-Sep 1997 (v.12#3) pg. 15, Insert

Carmen, a cloth marionette. Part 4. Making the control mechanism and stringing the puppet.
CLOTH DOLL Winter 1997-98 (v.12#4) pg. 38

Carmen, a cloth marionette. Part 5. How to manipulate the marionette.
CLOTH DOLL Spring-Summer 1998 (v.13#1) pg. 36

Fabric panel nativity scene has figures for Mary, Joseph, an angel and three kings that can be removed from pockets and used as finger puppets.
CRAFTS Dec 1991 (v.14#12) pg. 56, 47

Clown finger puppet for kids ages 5 and up to make.
CRAFTS Jul 1992 (v.15#7) pg. 20

Three furry hand puppets. (1) Howie, the Hedgehog. (2) Wally, the Walrus. (3) Terrence, the Turtle.
CRAFTS Dec 1992 (v.15#12) pg. 66, 43

T'was the night before Christmas finger puppet family. Five-in-one puppet glove has Santa, Momma in her kerchief, Papa in his cap and two children sleeping in their beds. Two mice are also sleeping at the cuff. Faces are made using oven-bake modeling compound.
CRAFTS Nov 1993 (v.16#11) pg. 48, 67

Bunny and chick finger puppets are made from colorful plush fur fabric.
CRAFTS Apr 1994 (v.17#4) pg. 26, 43

Safari hand puppets made from preprinted felt showing tiger, leopard and zebra patterns.
CRAFTS Jul 1994 (v.17#7) pg. 26, 39

Scarecrow marionette is sewn from T-shirt knit stuffed with fiberfill. Manipulated with fishing line strings.
CRAFTS Oct 1994 (v.17#10) pg. 40, 51

(1) Love bugs made from felt are filled with candy or treats. (2) Finger puppets made of felt are attached to net bags filled with candy or treats.
CRAFTS Feb 1995 (v.18#2) pg. 58, 49

Frog puppet pals. Froggy hand puppet and stick puppet.
CRAFTS Jul 1995 (v.18#7) pg. 66, 39

Zany people puppets for kids to make. Figures cut from double sided adhesive sheets are affixed to craft sticks (or tongue depressors) and embellished with sequins, feathers, wiggle eyes, pom poms, etc.
CRAFTS Jul 1996 (v.19#7) pg. 28

Garden-glove finger puppets for kids ages 6 and up to make. Felt, foam shapes, doll hair, bows and beads are used to create fun characters from glove fingers.
CRAFTS Apr 1997 (v.20#4) pg. 42

Fluffy lamb purse and hand puppet.
CRAFTS Apr 1998 (v.21#4) pg. 14, 39

Halloween character finger puppets made from craft foam (ghost, black cat, scarecrow, jack-o'-lantern, witch).
CRAFTS Oct 1998 (v.21#10) pg. 50, 39

Shadow puppets. How to make the theater, the puppets and produce a play. Includes script of "Mercy for the Maiden".
CREATIVE CRAFTS #63 Jun 1978 (v.6#3) pg. 25

Wooden animal marionettes. Patterns and instructions included for a duck.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #72 Dec 1979 (v.6#12) pg. 36

Egg folk. Combine pantyhose heads and faces with L'Eggs egg-shaped hosiery containers to make puppet people on sticks.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #85 Feb 1982 (v.8#1) pg. 30

How to make Chinese shadow puppets.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #85 Feb 1982 (v.8#1) pg. 40

How to make felt hand puppets. Article shows the steps in assembling a "Puppet People" kit.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Oct 1974 (v.5#1) pg. 30

Finger puppets you can make from fabric and papier-mache.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1976 (v.6#9) pg. 20

Three hand puppets. (1) A mouse, (2) Pocahontas, and (3) Madame Butterfly.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1976 (v.7#2) pg. 30

Clay marionettes of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jan-Feb 1981 (v.12#1) pg. 38

Magic marionette. Complete pattern for a 22" to 24" satin and lace cloth doll that can be made into a marionette.
DOLL DESIGNS Apr-May 1990 (v.7#3) pg. 14

Cardboard stage set and three felt hand puppets.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1978 (v.91#12) pg. 128, 207

Children's fun center. An elaborate "lemonade stand" has a PVC pipe frame covered with colorful fabric. Also suitable for use as a puppet theater. Est. cost: $150.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #250 Jul-Aug 1984 (v.34#6) pg. 86, 88

Making marionettes. Carved figures bring life to wood. Using the Dwiggens system for building marionettes.
FINE WOODWORKING #52 May-Jun 1985 pg. 30

Farmer and his wife finger puppets.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Dec 1981 (v.193#6) pg. 128, 271

Bird hand puppets. A blue jay and a cardinal are made from felt.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1987 (v.205#5) pg. 88, 250

Santa hand puppet, 16" high, is made from felt and trimmed with fake fur.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1989 (v.209#5) pg. 138, 301

Country doll hand puppets to sew from felt and dress in quaint aprons.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Spring-Summer 1981 pg. 84, 138

Hand puppet made from fabric scraps.
HANDMADE #11 Nov-Dec 1983 (v.3#4) pg. 103, 82

Mola handpuppets.
HANDMADE #14 May-Jun 1984 pg. 24, 80

A jester puppet. Head is carved from foam as are the hands. The body is sewn from fabric. There is a rod up the center to operate the head and each hand is connected to a rod.
HANDMADE #16 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 113

Pelican puppet features wooden head, feet, and body connected together with lengths of rope.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Nov 1980 (v.69#8) pg. 40

Knitted boy and girl hand puppets.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1978 (v.23#2) pg. 89, 133

Five hand puppets to crochet. (1) Dog, (2) raccoon, (3) bear, (4) rabbit, and (5) cat.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Fall 1978 (v.23#3) pg. 155, 62

Mr. & Mrs. Claus knitted hand puppets.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Winter 1978 (v.23#4) pg. 30, 92

Knitted angel hand puppet.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Winter 1978 (v.23#4) pg. 30, 93

Crocheted finger puppets.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Spring 1979 (v.24#1) pg. 125, 28

A knitted elf puppet and a crocheted elf puppet.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Winter 1980 (v.25#4) pg. 101, 40, 42

Five pretty maids finger puppets.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jul-Aug 1981 (v.26#4) pg. 89, 126

Pattern for petal puppets, hand puppets with flower faces.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jul-Aug 1981 (v.26#4) pg. 118

A quartet of "circus" hand puppets complete with their own "tent" for storage.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Mar-Apr 1983 (v.28#2) pg. 49

Circus-theme puppet theater is made from felt and slips on a spring-tension curtain rod to hang in a doorway. Simple hand puppets, in the shape of a clown, ringmaster, clown, elephant and lion, and trapese artists mounted on dowels, all fit in a carrying case.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Oct 1986 (v.31#5) pg. 84, 98

Yule stocking with pockets that hold tiny elf finger puppets.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1987 (v.32#6) pg. 52, 76

"Happy elf" hand puppets.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1987 (v.32#6) pg. 52, 77

Halloween hand puppets. Pattern for ghost, Frankenstein, and witch.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Oct 1990 (v.35#5) pg. 68

Santa and snowman hand puppets sewn from felt have drawstring bottoms that help them stay on little hands.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1992 (v.38#6) pg. 74, 76

Profit from puppets. How to make money as a traveling puppeteer.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #57 May-Jun 1979 pg. 97

How to make hand puppets from old socks.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #69 May-Jun 1981 pg. 158

Make hand puppets from cloth napkins.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #89 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 36

Make your own puppet theatre. A PVC frame is covered with cloth panels.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #90 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 116

Christmas stocking doubles as a horse puppet.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #96 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 28

Easter bunny hand puppet and Easter egg bath mitt are sewn from terry cloth and trimmed with applique.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1981 (v.1#1) pg. 51

General instructions for making hand puppets in people, animal and monster styles.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1981 (v.1#5) pg. 4

Terry bathtub puppet for a child.
NEEDLE & THREAD Sep-Oct 1983 (v.3#5) pg. 19, 47, 30

Unicorn and Dragon stick puppets.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1979 (v.2#3) pg. 42, 54

Space Splunkie puppets are made from felt, an egg carton cup and shells.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1979 (v.2#3) pg. 42, 55

Easy-to-make felt circus puppets and a stage that hangs from tension rods in a standard doorway. Patterns for ringmaster, lion, lion tamer, clown and two trapeze artists included.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1979 (v.2#4) pg. 18, 53

Six crocheted pencil puppets. (1) Worm, (2) octopus, (3) puppy, (4) daisy, (5) butterfly, and (6) loop-headed creature.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1981 (v.4#4) pg. 16

Knit "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" hand puppets.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1984 (v.7#2) pg. 11, 39

Simple puppets made from pencil and simple theater from cardboard cartons.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1963 (v.119#4) pg. 145

Build a puppet theater which features a curtain that opens and closes. The theater folds up for storage. Also shows how to make hand puppets.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1977 (v.147#3) pg. 128

Ostrich puppet toy has neck and legs of cording which create facinating movements when lines are manipulated.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1978 (v.150#5) pg. 117

Colorful clown puppet head, made from wood, has a movable jaw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1981 (v.156#5) pg. 30

How to build a wooden marionette (string puppet).
POPULAR WOODWORKING #44 Aug 1988 (v.8#2) pg. 26

Spin-Off challenge. Part 1. Finished projects based on the packets of "challenge" fibers distributed to magazine readers. Instructions included for Iris and Nut-Brown knitted finger puppets.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 65, 74, 119
Added Info SPIN-OFF Winter 1993 (v.17#4) pg. 8 (Not related to finger puppets)

How to make a puppet theater from a standard 31" window shade. Est. cost: $7.
SUNSET Sep 1977 (v.159#3) pg. 90

Felt mitt hand puppets.
SUNSET Nov 1979 (v.163#5) pg. 134

Large Easter bunny hand puppet stands on its feet like a stuffed toy when you're not using it.
SUNSET Mar 1980 (v.164#3) pg. 98

Puppet theater to suspend in a door opening.
SUNSET May 1985 (v.174#5) pg. 164

Combination lemonade stand and puppet theater is built from plywood. Removable sign and front shelf make it a stand. Roof with built-in curtains drops in place to form the theater.
SUNSET Aug 1985 (v.175#2) pg. 86

Paper-and-paint puppets on dowels. Each puppet takes two to three hours to make. Est. cost: $3.
SUNSET Jan 1986 (v.176#1) pg. 74

Hand puppets made from terrycloth also serve as wash mitts for children.
SUNSET Jan 1988 (v.180#1) pg. 91

Whimsical hand puppets feature heads molded from plastic modeling clay.
SUNSET Nov 1988 (v.181#5) pg. 144

Hand puppets made from felt have homespun hair and embroidered features. Includes instructions for making felt and a basic puppet pattern.
THREADS #23 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 66

Handwoven puppets to weave tubular on a fiberboard frame loom.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #26 Fall 1982 (v.7#2) pg. 72

Crocheted bathmitts can also be used as hand puppets. Instructions for mouse, bear and lion. Est. cost: $1.35 ea.
WOMAN'S DAY Sep 1 1978 (v.41#14) pg. 92, 152

Hand puppets made from plastic bottles, felt scraps and fabric.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 22 1980 (v.43#9) pg. 175

Clown marionette made from a plastic bottle and pill bottles.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 25 1980 (v.44#3) pg. 12, 150

Fake fur hand puppets. (1) Dog, (2) Cat. (3) Bunny. (4) Skunk.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 25 1980 (v.44#3) pg. 54, 182

100 bazaar best-sellers. Stuffed toys, simple wooden toys, finger puppets, etc.
WOMAN'S DAY Sep 1 1981 (v.44#14) pg. 76

Puppet theater in a doorway. Colorful painted muslin "theater" hangs on hooks from a doorframe.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 3 1981 (v.45#2) pg. 80, 132

Cat family hand puppets made from socks.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 3 1981 (v.45#2) pg. 80, 134

Furry finger puppets.
WOMAN'S DAY Aug 10 1982 (v.45#13) pg. 70, 87

Silly hand puppets are made from felt, glue, yarn, and movable eyes. Three designs shown.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 25 1983 (v.47#2) pg. 62, 145

Walking Willie, a strange bird made from foam balls, beads and odds and ends. Strings mounted on feet, head and tail run to crossed dowels. Bird can be made to walk, dance, bob, etc.
WORKBASKET Apr 1981 (v.46#6) pg. 32

White mouse finger puppet make from a remnant of fake fur.
WORKBASKET May 1983 (v.48#7) pg. 35

Big mouth puppet is worked with single crochet.
WORKBASKET Aug 1983 (v.48#9) pg. 65

Ghost hand puppet is sewn from white fake fur or terry cloth.
WORKBASKET Oct 1983 (v.49#1) pg. 16

Crochet a bird puppet.
WORKBASKET Mar 1984 (v.49#5) pg. 27

Make storybook finger puppets. Instructions are for Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
WORKBASKET Jun-Jul 1984 (v.49#8) pg. 28

Harp seal hand puppet is sewn from white fake fur. Seal is 21" long from nose to tail.
WORKBASKET Sep 1986 (v.51#10) pg. 62

Eskimo finger puppet made from felt.
WORKBASKET Nov-Dec 1986 (v.52#2) pg. 28

Dinosaur puppet washcloth.
WORKBASKET Jun-Jul 1992 (v.57#5) pg. 36

Three Little Pigs finger puppets are cross stitched onto "Vinyl-Weave".
WORKBASKET Apr-May 1995 (v.60#4) pg. 26

Little kitten hand puppets feature knitted heads and cloth bodies.
WORKBASKET Apr-May 1995 (v.60#4) pg. 42

Super puppet theater doubles as a playhouse. Made from three pieces of plywood which store flat when not in use.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1983 (v.39#2) pg. 3

Children's puppet theater folds for easy storage. Consists of a center panel (40"x48") and two folding wings (20"x48").
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1986 (v.42#2) pg. 97

Puppet theater. The top of this five-drawer storage cabinet doubles as a puppet theater. When the theater is no longer needed, it can be replaced with a display shelf. The unit is on casters and two doors completely conceal the drawers and theater. Overall dimensions: 16"x18"x41" tall.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1991 (v.47#5) pg. 58