My kids have attended the Philly Performing Arts Center for Kids (PACK) for several years and have always loved being a part of the creative and fun productions Jess and company put together. When it was announced that they would be doing a production of The Neverending Story, I volunteered myself to work on puppets before I even knew there would be puppets! I had the pleasure of working with the staff and kids to create larger than life characters which could be brought to life by small but VERY enthusiastic new puppeteers. The show was a huge success and in the productions since, I have continued to work on costumes and props with Jess.
We are HUGE Jim Henson fans in this house. One summer, the boys and I decided that it would be a fun project to create our own Muppet-style hand puppets out of felt. The boys drew out their characters and I helped pattern and assemble them. We learned a lot while making them and already have plans for others.
Halloween is my favorite. My kids always have great ideas for costumes and/or they like to come up with impossible challenges and watch me furiously sew in the weeks leading up to October 31st. Either way, home made costumes are the best.