The snail handpuppet is available as a knitting pattern now. It's about time, isn't it? The number one garden visitor needs some new territory - your hands! I love the eyes and feelers. Totally fun working this little fellow.
The snail was the 9th puppet of my a-puppet-a-week project last year. Look here to find the other handpuppets I made during this project.
New month new theme! In march I will focus on farm animals. Since pets are not the only ones on farm, my first puppet is the snail. As a kid I loved snails (of course only those with house, I didn't like slugs). I looked everywhere for the big ones and collected abandonned houses. I also did snail crawling contests. I put 2 or 3 in a row and watched which one goes faster. They did not care as much as I did, they often crawled in other directions each :D
When my little daughter found her first snail, she showed the same enthusiasm about them like I did. She ran around in the garden calling (very loudly): "Schnecke! Schnecke!" (german word for snail). She got the nickname "Schnecke" then.
Et voila the snail puppet:
Check out the project page with a list of all handpuppets......