I fell in love with the puppets that Kristen Swain created for Fairytale and Folklore week at the Cricut Circle Blog. She made a wonderful puppet theater and several fairytale puppets for her daughter to play with. They were so beautiful and you could tell in the photos her daughter was excited as well.
I knew that I wanted to make these for my 4-year-old daughter as well. I bought the board and teased her with it saying it was a new toy just for her. She gave me those eyes that say, "Mommy who are you trying to kid!" When I showed her Kristen's puppets she started screaming with delight and asking if that is what I was going to make her. I said, "I told you the board was a new toy for you!"
I have decided to move slowly with these and am focusing on 1 or 2 at a time so that I can do my best. My daughter said she would like to have the princesses and princes as well, but she also asked for mermaids and that is where I decided to start. All these cuts are from Paper Doll Dress Up or Everyday Paper Dolls (the braided looking hair only). I cut the dolls at a little over 5 1/2 inches and made sure everything else is the same coordinating size.
I am pretty basic when it comes to tools so I do not have the cool spray ink that was seen on the Circle Blog puppets. I cut everything except the body with paper from my scarp bin. I also bought some Crayola Glitter pens to add some enhancements rather that use my loose glitter and have a huge clean-up My daughter was very excited about these first two puppets (which I will use as my entry in the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge: Ceate a project using something from fairytales or folklore) and I will share the rest when I have completed the entire project!