JUANITA, THE MEXICAN GIRL SPOON PUPPET
FOLLOW THE PHOTO INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING A SPOON PUPPET WITH A FLARED SKIRT
This is a quick and easy doll to make—the skirt is a circle, folded in quarters. The bodice is a tiny strip of fabric which is glued on to the doll. It is wrapped around the doll and the ends are glued to the back
1. Paint the face portion of the plastic spoon.
2. To form the arms, glue 2 popsicle sticks (or mini-craft sticks) to the back of the figure. If they are too long, a piece can be broken off and the broken edges can be wrapped with tape for safety.
3. Paint the arms the same colour as the face. DO NOT GLUE THE ARMS TO THE FIGURE UNTIL AFTER THE BODICE IS MADE.
TO FORM THE SKIRT OF THE DRESS:
1. Cut a circle of fabric (or paper) 8″(20cm) in diameter. Fold the circle in half, then in half again.
2. At the centre-point make a tiny snip through all layers of the fabric, just large enough to slip over the spoon handle.
4. Form small pleats at the neck edge. Form one or two large pleats in the skirt.
5, Glue the skirt a little above the chin level of the doll.
TO FORM THE BODICE OF THE DRESS:
1. Cut a small strip of fabric (or paper) . Glue the centre section to the front of the figure (covering the top part of the skirt), overlapping the ends at the back. Glue in place.
TO FORM ARMS FOR THE DOLL:
1. Glue 2 mini-craft sticks to the back of the doll. You can also use popsicle sticks, broken in half. Tape the ragged edges for safety. If you “score” (make a line) them with scissors first they will be easier to break.
2. You can paint the “sleeves” to match the dress. You can also paint the arms skin colour for a sleeveless dress.
To finish the doll add yarn hair and facial features.