This short video is from an improvisational experiment with two prototype puppets that I created during a puppetry residency and a puppetry intensive (Animotion) at Mermaid Theatre in Nova Scotia. Neither puppet is suited for regular performance, this piece is considered a moment of play that has been recorded and edited for sharing. Based on the story Old Rock (isn't boring) by Deb Pilutti--a friend of mine from high school.

A No Fuss Sock Bird Puppet Tutorial.

Supplies for Sock Bird Puppet:

  • Scissors

  • Hot Glue/Glue Gun

  • Felt, 1/2 a sheet (any color)

  • 1 Crew sock (any color)

  • Stuffing (cotton balls, batting, sponge pieces)

  • 2 rubber bands

  • 2 (6" or longer) string or ribbon

  • Black tape or paint to color dowels (optional)

  • 3 dowels (2 can be skewers)

  • 2 safety pins

HINT: There are NO BAD BIRDS! Use your imagination, substitute materials where you like!​