Saturday, May 22, 2010

Classic Giraffes and mechanism variations!

Giraffes have always been a classic push up puppet!The group shot shows a mixture of Chinese, Italian, English, French and German puppets.

My small collection includes a Jan Staffani wooden giraffe from Germany, a little green TM TOYS giraffe and a plastic 1970s orange favourite.
Mechanisms variations
Most push puppets are controlled by a push up bottom, however there are a few variations.

  • button rocker puppet, press the tiny button on the rocker (fox in picture)

  • paddle action puppet, press the paddle at the sides (tiger in picture)

  • classic hollow base push up action puppet (cow in picture)