One of the 17 scenes for the "I Live in a Small Town" display (installation date: early October) at Providence Children's Museum will feature my robot finger puppets.
You may have seen Zapp (redbot) roaming around these pages for a number of years now, so in addition to her getting some new bracelets, she's made some new friends -- Zipp, Boop, Bleep, and Vroom!
Here are Boop & Bleep up close, so you can see the stitching and embellishments I've given them. The smiley face necklace was a flea market find, and it's been waiting and waiting for the right puppet to come along. And he has. Oh yes, he has.
Vroom is the smallest of the Wheelie-Bots, AND the fastest. He can stop on a dime, too, although I've photo'd him with a nickel so you can get an idea as to his size. His beanie propeller is a post earring/earring back, and his wheels are gigantic snaps. For me, It's fun to look at materials and imagine what else they could be. The robots' hands, for example, are terminal connectors from the hardware store. (Don't be like me and ask the salesperson, "Where do you keep the things that look like... robot hands?" with lots of gesticulation. Ask for them by name; it's less embarrassing. Your tip for the day!)
The names, concepts & designs of these puppets and their stories are the property of Megan E. Jeffery. These images are © Megan E. Jeffery. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.