Category Archives: Hijinx

Finger Puppet How-To Sheets

(We’re reposting these Finger Puppet How-To Sheets for kids and adults who might enjoy some crafting during this period of weirdness. Enjoy!)

The organizers at Puppet-A-Go-Go asked me to make them some handouts for the finger puppet workshops they are hosting. Here are 6 one pagers for every age and skill level.

To print, right-click the page you like, select view image. Then print horizontal. To save the page: right-clicking and select Save Image As.

PDF booklet of all 6 sheets (2 Mb): http://swizzlestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Puppet-A-Go-Go-6-finger-puppet-how-to-sheets.pdf

paper card collage finger puppet how-to sheet by Rob Elliott/Swizzle Studio
egg carton finger puppet how-to sheet by Rob Elliott/Swizzle Studio
felt finger puppet how-to sheet by Rob Elliott/Swizzle Studio
dollar store challenge finger puppet how-to sheet by Rob Elliott/Swizzle Studio
crochet finger puppets how-to sheet by Rob Elliott/Swizzle Studio
knit finger puppet how-to sheet by Rob Elliott/Swizzle Studio

Pandemic sketchbook

I have been drawing furiously for the last few days in something I call “My Pandemic Sketchbook”. All sorts of drawing styles and moods. I figured I’d share the first 10 pages with you. There’s a link at the top of this page, and in this post too.

Page 5 My pandemic diary: eating pigeon, lunch for detectives, mass closings

I’m taking a little break from the disaster diary for now. Too much time in that world can wear a person down. Stay well, friends!

Children’s book by post

I recently made a comment to my friend Andreas that we might collaborate on a children’s book. A few days later, notecards started arriving in my mailbox with a story on the top half and a blank for me to fill in on the bottom half. I am enjoying this challenge!

Four pages of a children's book
Words and ink drawings on Andreas’ lovely rag paper stationary.