Henri, the Octo-puppet – prototype almost done!

[21 Mar 2008 | By | 8 Comment(s) | 2,491 views ]

Don’t forget the April Fool contest — deadline extended to April 1!

Henri, the Octo-puppet

OK, he’s actually a hexapus, since he only has 6 legs. And he was named after the Hexapus discovered in Britain (Henry), except for some reason my hubby keeps calling him Henri, so that is his name. I guess he’s french ;)

He’s entirely made out of two recycled sweater sleeves, a ton of buttons, and some scrap felt. I had the idea back in January and had made progress on actually doing something in early March

I was planning to make this a stuffed toy, but my toddler got ahold of the partially finished Henri and proclaimed “Muppet!!” while sticking his hand up the center. (He’s addicted to muppets and sesame street on youtube). So a puppet Henri shall be.

I’ve still got one leg of buttons to finish (what a pain!) and to stuff him slightly.
I’ll also be writing up a tutorial on how to create your own… :)

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8 Comment(s) »

  • Hello, I'm Sally. [] :

    OMG! That is SO cute! I love him.

  • futuregirl [] :

    OMG!!! Those button suckers are amazing! I can’t believe how much I love him. He’s awesome. :)

  • Dot [] :

    Those button suckers were a pain ;). Glad y’all like him!

  • The Caffeinated Crafter [] :

    Hahaha! I adore him! I think he’d make a better muppet anyways… to have his legs all dangly and such. Too cute!

  • Debbie Egizio [] :

    Oh, he’s too cute. What a fun 6 legged creation. LOVE IT!!!

  • studio lolo [] :

    The buttons are brilliant! I’m sure your fingers think otherwise :)

  • Jess [] :

    The button suckers are fabulous!!!

  • Dot [] :

    yes, the suckers are a pain in the butt, but i do love them.. thanks for the great feedback!