Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Crafts of the Past: the plague of purple squirrels

Back in Jr High and a bit into high school my sister and I participated in a local youth theater. Mostly we did tech, mostly we did costumes. Anyway, this one time, the theater did "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

In the book, you may or may not recall, the downfall of Veruca Salt is a run in with the nut sorting squirrels, who declare her a bad nut.

I don't believe that there were physical squirrels in the production, but they were certainly purple - I think Veruca met her fate off stage. At any rate I was inspired, and I made a number of finger puppet purple squirrels for friends.

and this is the only one left

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