Sewing and creating have always been a favorite pastimes for Judy and Jeanne . (Yes, they’re sisters.) While making puppets for Judy’s puppet team, Jeanne created her own full body puppet pattern. They wear baby clothes, newborn to 3 months, so it’s easy to change their clothes! There is also a smaller version called preemies. (Yes, they wear preemie baby clothes!)
In July of 2007, they took the puppets to the local Art in the Park where they turned out to be quite a sensation. Since then, they have taken them to several craft shows. Judy and Jeanne have both used the puppets in Junior High and High School puppet classes where they help students make their own puppets for productions. They have also done classes for teachers.
As a representative for “Gospel for Asia”, Jeanne has also used the puppets in presentations, where the puppet tells the stories of Indian children and missionaries. One preschool got a puppet and named it after the “Bridge of Hope” child they chose to sponsor. Another school chose to sponsor 12 children in India for a whole year.
Proceeds from the puppets go to “Gospel for Asia” (GFA) in support of children, missionaries and other various projects in Asia. You can visit the GFA web site at http://www.gfa.org/ . Puppets have also been donated to missionaries in seven different countries, along with hundreds of finger puppets for the children.
If you are interested in a puppet, you can choose from the samples or have one made to your specifications (color, hair, clothing, boy/girl). Puppets average $40 for 24″ full body puppets, $30 for 18″ Preemie Babies. We also have diva puppets which average $50 to $60. Contact us about special/custom made puppets.