Sunday, May 19, 2013

Gremlin Puppets

These puppets were carved after reading an article by Tom Borecki on pocket size Gremlins. These are 2 inches to 2 1/2 inches long. They are from scrap pieces of wood about 1 inch square. I drilled a hole in the bottom to fit a pencil before carving. The one is cottonwood bark and the others are basswood. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ma and Pa Claus

When asked what I was carving, I replied " Ma and Pa Santa". I suppose I was thinking of Ma and Pa Kettle in the back of my mind. I enjoyed these old movie series. The Santa is about 4 1/2 inches tall.


Monday, May 6, 2013

Pencil Puppet

I have a lot of small scraps of wood left from cutting out carving blanks. I have carved pencils to give to kids during the year and I thought maybe I could carve some of these pieces of wood and fit them over the pencil for a puppet. I drilled a hole in the bottom and then carved the faces. I'll have to carve some kid friendly figures to give away as these two look to serious.