April 17

TMBG Finger Puppets

TMBG Finger Puppets

A little something special from me this week. I’m going to see They Might Be Giants in concert in a few weeks time and I’m pretty excited. Since They came out last, eleven years ago, I’ve had three kids, who are big fans just like their mother. Meaning the three kids dvds (Here Come the ABCsHere Come the 123s, and Here Comes Science) get a lot of air time in our household.

In the first two dvds, John and John appear to introduce the song segments in the guise of puppets. Large puppets. But it seemed to me, these would make great tiny puppets too. Tiny finger puppets. So I made some. And because I’m so generous, I wrote down the pattern, to share here, exclusively, so you can have your own tiny Johns too! Keep reading after the jump for the pattern!

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March 29

Top 10: R2-D2 Crafts

Our first Weekend 10 installment is all about everyone’s favorite Star Wars droid, R2-D2.

1. R2-D2 Cake

Flickr user sugarlipscakes made this R2-D2 cake for Dave’s 30th birthday. Dave’s a lucky man.

R2D2 Cake

2. R2-D2 PC Case Mod

The Contaminated posted this incredible R2-D2 case modification. Unfortunately, there’s no instructions or further information. Not that any of us mere mortals could duplicate this amazing feat of engineering anyway.

R2-D2 Case

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