After work on Monday, I stopped by my local thrift store. Not knowing what I was looking for, I walked around the store hoping for something to catch my eye.
I started in the toy section. The night before I read a tip that you can use an old stuffed animal as a pattern for a puppet. With this in mind, I searched for a stuffed animal that was roughly the size I was looking for. This is when I came across our dear old friend, Curious George. His body shape would work! I quickly grabbed him along with a second Curious George in case I mess up the first pattern! My son is hoping that I don’t need both.
What would the puppet wear? I searched through the infant clothing rack. I wanted to find an outfit that would work for any gender of puppet and had no descriptive features. I found a dark green/yellow green stripped onesie. I figured I could cut off the bottom and make it into a top. It would look perfect with an Earth Protector emblem on it.
Right before I went to check out, I stopped over at the scarf area. Initially, I was thinking of creating a cape, but a tiny child’s backpack caught my eye. I loved the size and the primary colors! There was no logo, and it was in good condition. An Earth Protector must have a backpack to keep all of their Earth-protecting supplies in!
You never know what you may find when you go exploring!