SPOON PUPPET FIGURE: Adele
Adele is one of the characters in the play about St. Marianne Cope AN ANGEL IN OUR MIDST. She is one of the young leprosy patients in the care of St. Marianne Cope. Don’t you love her bright yellow dress?
This is a quick and easy doll to make—the skirt is a circle, folded in quarters. The bodice is a strip of fabric which is glued onto the doll.
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.
THE BODICE IS MADE BEFORE GLUING ON THE ARMS!
TO FORM THE SKIRT OF THE DRESS: (FOLLOW THE PHOTO DIRECTIONS BELOW)
1. Cut a circle of fabric (or paper) approx. 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) to wrap around the “chest” of the spoon. 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 finish the doll add yarn hair and facial features.