Friday, May 6, 2011

puppet play virtual tour {and a giveaway!}

Today we are thrilled be to participating in a virtual book tour featuring the book Puppet Play by Diana Schoenbrun.



Puppet Play is a family craft book featuring puppet projects made with recycled materials easily found around the house. In Puppet Play, puppet builder, illustrator, and author Diana Schoenbrun demonstrates how recycled materials and everyday household items can be transformed into adorable, one-of-a-kind puppets for hours of crafting fun and family play. Puppet Play can also provide an opportunity to introduce the importance of the green movement to little ones in a creative, engaging way.

Isn't that wonderful? I am constantly trying to teach my boys not to be wasteful as well as frugal and I love the idea of making things from what we already have. I love that time can be spent together doing a fun craft, all while instilling important lessons within them. Plus, what kid (or adult for that matter) doesn't love to play with a puppet?



One lucky reader has a chance to win a copy of Puppet Play! All you have to do is leave a comment telling us why you want a copy of this book! Simple as that. The giveaway will close on May 9th at 11:59pm PT.

Enjoy the virtual book tour! Here are all the other stops:

May 8th
Roots and Wings

May 9th
Whip UP

May 10th
Fiskateers

May 11th
Zakkalife

May 12th
Prudent Baby

May 13th
Make + Do

May 14th
Craft Test Dummies

May 15th
Cute Everything

May 16th
Schmancy

May 17th
Progressive Pioneer

May 18th
Pink and Green Mama

May 19th
Arrow Cabinets

May 20th
The Happy Honeybee

May 21st
Craft Gossip

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58 Responses to “puppet play virtual tour {and a giveaway!}”

Glenys said...

I really like crafts book and this one is so cute! They don't look too hard to sew either.

jengd said...

My 3rd old seems to like the puppets he has so I'd love to try making him some different ones.

Hoichi said...

What fun and creative ideas! My son would love that elephant. He is really into animals and the noises they make right now, so this would be a great hands on way to learn together!

Sarah said...

My daughter absolutely loves making and playing with puppets, I am constantly buying paper bags so she can make more puppets. This book would be awesome.

Martha said...

My grandchildren and I would have so much fun with this!

margie c said...

Oh my! I have a bucket in my laundry closet filled with mate-less socks, gloves, etc! This would be so much fun for my boys to do over their summer break! TFS! and for the chance to win :)
hugs, margie

Audrey said...

I'm always trying to come up with activities to do with my kids. I would love a copy of this book!

Rus & Bren said...

i would love this book. Great way to use old worn out or stained items in our homes.

Hilary said...

My almost 2 year old would love it!
lilhil@gmail.com

KSK said...

Super cute! Great ideas to play with my daughter!

Melody said...

I was actually thinking of making a puppet theater and puppets for my kids! This would be the perfect book to go along with that idea!

Rachel~ At the Butterfly Ball said...

What fun! My second child (10 year old boy) loves puppets! Every time we go to the library he checks out "DIY" type puppet books and comes home and raids my craft supplies to make his own puppets! He would love this book! It's adorable!!

Lytles said...

My girls love puppets! We would have a fun time making puppets in this summer.

The Good Girl said...

I would love to win this book to make these puppets to use for playing with my almost 3 year old and my almost 1 year old! It would be so fun!

Victoria said...

My preschool classroom which is the 1 and 2 year olds would love the puppets I could use them for so many things!

Becca at Motherhood "perfected" said...

This book looks adorable and because I have an entire bag of clothes that have been quietly waiting to be turned into a puppet.

mekei said...

i love to encourage my children's creativity whenever possible. i have 9 of them. each Christmas they do their own Nutcracker with like 8 costume changes in our little livingroom (the play not the costume changes - haha). this would be super for summer fun for them and their friends. it's great to allow a character to speak and say things we have difficulty saying.

Brett said...

My daughter loves puppets! This book would be perfect for her!

annemarie said...

I would love this book to entertain my grandson with when they visit!

Joshua and Cameron said...

I want to find things that will entertain my little girl! This would be so fun!

Julie said...

i have a ton of orphaned socks. I would love looking at the ideas in this book, so that i could find some loving homes for my abandoned socks!

aphrodita wibowo said...

first: i'm a craft book junkie ;p
second: love recycle thing so much :)
third: something that can make anyone especially child happ is a bless, so that playin puppet :)

hope i'm the lucky one :)

xoxo
aphrodita

Ashley Robbins said...

My 2 little ones are learning sounds of animals and they are so cute when they say "woof, woof" or sort of say "tweet." This book would be so fun to pull family time together and the activities are unlimited!

Ashley Robbins said...

we would love this book to have our own family zoo show...oh, wait we already have the zoo we just need the puppets!

Caren said...

My 4-yr-old is so very creative - his imagination is going full-speed all day long. This would be a great book to help him expand his creative outlets!

Rebecca said...

I have a 4 year old who would love this book!

thejadeleaf said...

What a great resource to have!

Valerie said...

I would love to make these with my students and my nieces!

Kandis said...

This book looks wonderful! I have 3 young children that would LOVE this! Plus it's an excuse to spend a little extra time as a family!

NICKY said...

My children LOVE sock puppets and I would love to make one that resembles an animal rather than a sock with eyes lol!!!

Gingham Girl said...

My grandson loves to make puppets. We have made several from many different materials. It is one of our favorite things to do together. I have recently started teaching him to sew. This book would be perfect for us!

Emily said...

I would so love to win a copy of this book. I love the idea of repurposing old things into something new and fun. Also, I think my little one (who will be two soon) would love some puppet action!

Nana said...

Oh the fun my grandkids and I could have making puppets! Great way to keep them entertained with something worthwhile! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenni said...

This would be so fun to use in my preschool and with my own little ones!

Shannon said...

Super cute! Love to try new things to occupy and entertain!

Sarah said...

I love making puppets, from my saucy French sock puppet Mignonette to my Gandalf the Grey marionette. Bring on the puppet fun!

Heather Gates said...

I make puppets with my kids and preschool students. I would defiantly get some use out of this great book.

owlette said...

I have 6 younger brothers and sisters and they would love this book:)

Alice said...

My nieces would love this! One step closer to favorite Aunt. :)

Sara said...

We love puppets at our house!

Elissa said...

What a fun book. This would give my girls and I hours of fun!

Steph and Tony said...

I would love this book! I have a 4 month old little girl who would love watching them now, and playing with them later!

princess_steffo@yahoo.com

Erin Caple said...

I have always wanted to create puppets and this looks like a good starting point:) Thanks!

Joseph & Annie Hatch said...

My little boy is obsessed with puppets right now. This would be perfect for us to do together!
annieleehatch(at)yahoo(dot)com

marla said...

we have 2 puppets the girls love to play with, i would love to make more :)

Anna said...

I want one because my 18-month-old LOVES puppets!

Jen said...

What wonderful projects! We have plenty of single, holey socks that need to find good homes. :)

Shari said...

I just got a job teaching preschool. This book would be perfect!

meemsnyc said...

How incredibly adorable! I know my nieces and nephews would love this.

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

My daughter LOVES puppets and I save all our socks that lost it's mate. This would be a perfect way to reuse them!

Stephanie C. said...

This books looks so fun! I know my son would love these projects!

Kari said...

What terrific ideas! My grandchildren would love some of the things we could make together with this book as inspiration!

egjk said...

this looks like a fun book! my girls would have fun with it!

Walker family said...

I would love this for my little guy...I need more reasons to just stop and play with him!

Karen said...

I already have a small collection of people puppets, but lately I was thinking about making some animal puppets. This book would be SUCH a big help doing that.

torri said...

I would love to win this! My son and I would have so much fun! He loves playing of all kinds and I know he would love putting on puppet plays. :)

Darcy said...

I would LOVE to win this book ! What fun ! I could use the ideas in the book to help with my job as a Nutrition Advisor--the kids would go crazy making and playing with puppets ! What a wonderful idea ! ♥

MSmith said...

Our family is getting ready to move to Africa. My kids won't have a ton of toys, and it would be fun to have a resource like this to make toys for my kids and the other kids in the village. They look like so much fun!

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