Finger Puppets

For our family Christmas gift exchange this year, I drew my brother’s family. He has twin boys that are one and a half. Since our budget is a little tight, I decided to make them something. My little boy is about the same age as them, so I went with something I thought he would like: Finger puppets.

I googled for felt animal finger puppets and used the ideas I saw to help me make my own. The little red tote was all my doing, though, and I’m rather proud of it. The barn door opens and shuts, and the zoo bars aren’t attached, so you can put the animals in the zoo cage.

Barn

Zoo

I think they came out cute, so now I want to make some for my own little guy. I’m thinking of maybe making the barn and zoo animals and then also making a set of woodland creatures — fox, rabbit, owl, bear, squirrel — mostly just because I think a fox finger puppet would be so adorable.

 

30 Days, Day 5: Record a Song

Since I did the arrangement yesterday, I decided to go ahead and record it today as my day 5.

Obviously, I am not a real first soprano, nor a real second alto, and I recorded using my laptop microphone, so it doesn’t sound all that great, but here it is.

Click here to hear my song: Silent Night

(I would have had to pay money to upload the mp3 directly to WordPress, and I am definitely not that committed to this blog, so it’s linked to the place I uploaded it in Google Drive.)

Oh, and here’s a link to Audacity, the free program I used to do the multi-track recording. It’s actually pretty awesome for being free: Audacity.

And my baby just woke up from his nap. I should probably go save him from his sadness.

30 Days, Day 4: Arrange a Song

As a girl with five brothers in a family that did a lot of singing, it did often seem to me that all the best arrangements were for men. So, for day four, I decided to do a four-part arrangement for women’s voices of one verse of “Silent Night.” Now, I realize that “Silent Night” may possibly have more arrangements already in existence than any other song, so there’s probably not much in the way of originality, here, but I’m actually fairy pleased with the results.

Silent Night 001