Putting Together The
Ferne By The Brook Puppet

Having Fun with the puppet:
Start by thinking of all the colors that the Ferne fairy might wear, either to hide or to show off. You might also figure out what Ferne’s home would look like. Now print and color in Ferne.

Getting Started:
There are just a few steps and a few tools you will need. You will need to print the puppet on card stock. Then you will need a large sewing needle or push pin, scissors, and mini brads.

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Card Stock:
The easy part is going to be printing the puppet out on 65 lb., 90 lb., or even 110 lb. card stock, unless of course, you haven't any. If you do not have card stock, then print out the puppet to color on regular paper, and glue to any heavy paper. Don't forget to set your printer to its best quality setting.

Getting ready for the Brads:
After you color your drawing and before you start cutting use a large sewing needle or push pin PushPin , and put a small hole in the center of each of the black dots that mark where two parts of the puppet go together.  For a push pin, poke it all the way in to make the right size hole. These holes don't need to be very large because you can work the brads carefully into them and that will keep them tight.   A few layers from a corrugated cardboard box makes a good surface to put under the drawing while you make the holes.
Be careful about your fingers.

Cutting out the Puppet:
Use a good pair of scissors, be patient and cut slowly - you can do it!    It is best to cut out everything before you start putting it all together.

Putting it all Together:
Mini brads are the latest thing in crafts and scrap booking and you can use the mini stars or mini flowers. As you assemble the puppet push the brads through from the front to the back. Spread the wings on the brads and tighten these up as much as you can.

Assemble the arms first then attach them to the body. The hand is placed below the lower arm and a brad is pushed through from the top. The lower arm goes under the upper arm. The upper arm goes behind the shoulder, attach a wing at the same time. Now attach her head.

Then assemble the legs.
Attach the feet on top of the lower legs and the lower legs under the upper legs, then line up a leg behind the Jacket, one leg at a time.

13 brads are required.

Having fun with a puppet:
You can add a "handle" on the back of the puppet, or you can hang them up on a wall or curtain in different poses. You could even glue a small patch of Velcro to the back or a small flat magnet to her back in order to show her on the refrigerator.
You're all set to have fun.

Ferne By The Brook Puppet
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