Book Giveaway: Puppet Play

comments (40) July 27th, 2011     

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If you've ever wondered what to do with a sock with holes or a glove that has lost its other half, Diana Schoenbrun has plenty of ideas. Her new book, Puppet Play (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2011), features 20 different puppet projects made from recycled socks, mittens, and more. With easy-to-follow instructions and full-color photos, kids will love constructing the crazy characters and will be inspired to create their own.

Leave a comment on this post before the deadline—11:59 pm, August 3rd, 2011—and you could be one of the two lucky winners who will be chosen at random and announced on August 4th.

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CaDrgn writes: I have seen some pages of this book. I like making things like this. The dragon is especially cute! I'd make her first.
Posted: 3:08 pm on August 1st
JeanettePoe writes: This is my first time on your site. I am a leukemia (CML) patient and am off work on short term disability while I am adjusting to side effects of my new chemo treatment. I would love to utilize the ideas in this offering to make cute puppets for our nursery and primary classes in Church. These would make an awesome addition to "Sister Songs" bag that she carries around to all the classes as she teaches thru song and imitations. I would also like to make them for my grand children and for the MUSC Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. What an exciting opportunity to serve families in my community!
Posted: 12:00 pm on August 1st
ConlanWife writes: Would love to be inspired with new ideas for puppets to use in our Library programs!!
Posted: 10:22 am on August 1st
sallysuecraftlady writes: I am a Puppeteer and would love having this book. I do puppets for the kids at our church plus I also do puppet shows for all ages. I really enjoy using puppet to teach a good life value. I own many puppets but have always wanted to make my own.
Posted: 8:53 pm on July 31st
Idna writes: Ohh!!! this is just lovely! recic and having fun at time! this is a great idea! I'd love to use those puppets with my little cousin! thank you so much!
Posted: 4:37 pm on July 31st
AbbysG writes: I absolutely love puppets. I have a collection of hand puppets and finger puppets that I take out when my Grand-kids visit. I used to play with them with my younger sisters and brother, and my sons. It's sort of a family thing.
Posted: 9:56 pm on July 30th
canda writes: I'm delighted to find so many cute creatures hiding in my rag basket - what fun it will be to create the zoo!

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Posted: 9:18 pm on July 30th
lindaloo5980 writes: this would be a great book to use with my elementary kids at my daycare! They'd love the puppets!
Posted: 8:40 pm on July 30th
emilysnoy writes: At last a use for my orphan socks and all those little bits of things I might need later. A book like this can be used forever,an heirlom.
Posted: 1:48 pm on July 30th
cjbryant28 writes: I would love this book to use in my Child Care classroom!
Posted: 11:01 am on July 30th
randall84 writes: We have a Racoon puppet named "Paprika" and he needs some friends for our family home daycare. :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter!!
Posted: 10:13 am on July 30th
ERGANIweaving writes: As a mother of five and a weaving teacher, I will be happy if I win this loveley book!
Posted: 10:09 am on July 30th
MorningMorna writes: My kids would love making these.
Posted: 7:25 am on July 30th
hsenkler writes: I would *love* this!
Posted: 12:53 am on July 30th
vintagegypsy writes: This would be FANTASTIC for my grandson!!!!! Of course when he comes to visit me his Gma!!!!!:) And this book would be just perfect...
Posted: 10:48 pm on July 29th
rhondarue writes: I would love to win this! I have a lot of neices and nephews and this would be great to make them gifts with!!
Posted: 10:10 pm on July 29th
grutta writes: I use puppets lot when teaching my daycare toddlers and I like making somwthing new from something no longer used. This book would be great for me.
Posted: 9:22 pm on July 29th
mimi310 writes: This book would be fun to use with my grandchildren. They have lots of odd socks.
Posted: 9:19 pm on July 29th
superstitches writes: We're really into making puppets. We've used a variety of materials. It would be great to have some new ideas.
Posted: 9:18 pm on July 29th
grammakim04 writes: I love doing crafts with my grandkids when they come to visit. With this book, I can make the puppets with them and we will be able to put on the most amazing puppets shows together.
Posted: 8:26 pm on July 29th
doespoon writes: We love puppets. We make puppets out of what ever we find to make puppets out of. We do fingerplays and silly songs as easy ways to remember playschool lessons. You can never have to many puppet, of any texture!
Posted: 7:57 pm on July 29th
sewinggal1 writes: My Grandson would adore these!
Posted: 7:33 pm on July 29th
carlafeitor writes: I want one of this for me!!! My son loves puppets!!!
Posted: 6:57 pm on July 29th
brianslady17 writes: This is a great way to teach our kids about the concept of making your own toys, recycling items, and saving money!

Posted: 6:44 pm on July 29th
LeighKent writes: I always love finding new ways to use things that normally get thrown away;) I've never liked wasting but now find it exciting and almost a game to use up old things. This book looks like many days of wonderful fun to be had with my kids...maybe just for me too. haha. I guess there's a lot of "kid" left in me too. I hope I win. I hope everyone's having a great summer.
Posted: 6:27 pm on July 29th
wendyfire writes: Love it! Recycling and using found objects to be creative and entertaining- a lasting toy and tons of future fun for kids and adults... even gifts!
Posted: 5:55 pm on July 29th
bakingmomma writes: This is too cute! I am going to be a grandmother for the first time in October. So excited! It would be neat to learn how to do this for my new grandson!
Posted: 4:44 pm on July 29th
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Posted: 4:41 pm on July 29th
Mari21 writes: What a cute idea. A good way to teach children stories when they say they are bored and mom or grandma can take the time to have some fun with them by using various puppets. "Now listen children and you shall hear......"
Posted: 4:30 pm on July 29th
kielni writes: That looks like a really fun book. I remember making sock puppets as a kid but where to start now... I guess this book!
Posted: 3:50 pm on July 29th
Craftiness writes: I remember doing this when I was a kid! It was awesome fun!!
Posted: 10:46 am on July 29th
CraftsyGirl writes: This looks like so much fun!!!

Posted: 9:00 am on July 29th
skilley writes: I am a fashion studies teacher and recently a few of my students brought in a book on sock puppets - now they all want to make them - this book would be awesome for my classroom!
Posted: 5:08 pm on July 28th
KitschKrafts writes: What a cute book idea. I am sure I could find some fun things to do with my toddler and all the bits of scraps around here. Fun!
Posted: 3:07 pm on July 28th
MattB5 writes: My kids would go crazy over this!
Posted: 1:39 pm on July 28th
DreamyDahlia writes: Who doesn't love adorable puppets! This book looks wonderful and I hope I win.
Posted: 8:14 am on July 28th
MaryZoom writes: My mom and I want to have a sock puppet party - this would be PERFECT!! Thanks!
Posted: 7:06 am on July 28th
jsahawkwiz writes: I keep all sorts of tshirts and things for the material. It would come in handy for this book!
Posted: 7:27 pm on July 27th
TawnyBee writes: Oh My Gosh - I have tons of socks that don't have matches. If I could make some cute puppets out of those that would be awesome. In fact, if I could make puppets out of some of the ginormous fabric stash I have, that would be awesome as well. :D
Posted: 6:45 pm on July 27th
lisamarie817 writes: i LOVE puppets! My mom used to make us the most amazing puppets when we were kids. I want to make them for my girls. This book looks really great!
Posted: 3:51 pm on July 27th
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