πŸ‘€ #GooglyEyes πŸ“· Poppy Puppet - Things With Eyes Vol.69

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This is Poppy Puppet,

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she wears a glorious red cape,

and that means she's a super-hero!

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Poppy Puppet #GooglyEyes portrait close-up macro title image by @fraenk

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This is going to be a slightly different kind of #GooglyEyes post today, it's going to get a little bit craftier than ususal.

Not my usual #eyebombing, which is all about creating googly creatures in the public space, using just some eyes to bring random objects to life and maybe even give a smile to random by-passers on a later day.

There also won't be any quirky backstory about Poppy as a googly character and none of those pseudo philosophical rambles that hide between the lines of my googly posts occasionally.

No, actually my beloved, wiggly, plastic eyes will only be an optional accessory for what I intend to share with you now:

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A few days ago, on my weekly location scouting endeavour, I found myself standing in the middle of a field of red poppies. I suddenly recalled: As a kid, I was having great fun making these little puppets from poppy flowers.

I probably learned this trick at a very young age, young enough to feel like I was born knowing it, but I think it must have been my mother who showed it to me. I don't really know for sure, though. Either way, it's about time to pass it on!

Fortunately @hazel420 was with me on that excursion and she was kind enough to patiently lend me a hand (well, both hands actually) to help show all of you how to make your very own poppy-puppets, step by step.

So this one is for the kids, for everyone who likes to play with flowers, for the whole 9-year-old-army and for all those who just want to inspire curious children and nosy nephews with this neat little trick.

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Step 1 - All you need is this:

Poppy Puppet #GooglyEyes poppy puppet tutorial step1 by @fraenk

Poppy flowers have been cultivated by humans since practically forever. As a result you'll be able to find variations of this plant growing almost all around the world in different colors and sizes. This trick will work with any of those and it may even work with a completely different kind of flower that has similar features.

You'll want to find an unopened poppy bud for the body, preferably a large one with a sturdy stem; then look for a seed-pod that's already past the flowering stage, this is going to be the head, try to find a nice and expressive one; finally pick a single flower petal for the cape.

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Step 2 - Put on the cape:

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Poppy Puppet #GooglyEyes poppy puppet tutorial step2 by @fraenk

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Take the unopened poppy bud with a short length of the stem still attached. Use the end of the stem to puncture a small hole into the pointy end of the flower petal and now you can keep the "cape" attached around Poppy's "neck".

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Step 3 - Prepare the head:

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Poppy Puppet #GooglyEyes poppy puppet tutorial step3 by @fraenk

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Snap the stem off of the seed-pod, slighly above its base. This will leave a small opening in the bottom of the pod. Make sure this hole will be big enough to fit the "neck", you might want to use your fingernails or a small stick to enlarge it a little.

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Step 4 - Put head and body together:

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Poppy Puppet #GooglyEyes poppy puppet tutorial step4 by @fraenk

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Now simply attach the "head" to the "neck" by pushing the stem of the unopened poppy bud into the hole in the bottom of the seed-pod.

We're almost done!

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Step 5 - Unfold the silky garment:

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Poppy Puppet #GooglyEyes poppy puppet tutorial step5 by @fraenk

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This is probably the most satisfying part. Carefully open the the bud along it's natural crease and gently help the petals inside unfold in order to reveal a fancy red dress, silky and smooth to the touch.

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And this is what you'll get:

Poppy Puppet #GooglyEyes poppy puppet tutorial result finished by @fraenk

It's playtime! Let your imagination run wild and go on an adventure. Put your poppy puppet super hero on a stem and let her fly high up into the sky.

But of course, there's one final improvement that we can make. Because everything is better with... Yeah, I know I'm repeating myself, that's how mantras work...

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With #GooglyEyes!

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Poppy Puppet #GooglyEyes tall portrait image by @fraenk

Weeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Poppy Puppet #GooglyEyes close-up macro animation by @fraenk


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Hahaha amazing craftwork, I would never have managed to imagine this...I got funnily astonished and as always you made me laugh out loud.
How cute the how-to post, amazingly useful in case you have bored children around or maybe a dumb (angry with the world) teen close to you but not limited to those I cited, doesn’t it?
You gave us nice ideas to work with @fraenk!
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Glad you liked it @drakernoise... these tiny poppy puppets are quite adorable... and with the eyes they turn the silly crank up to 12 right away.

And definitely useful, everyone needs a super hero in their life!

WOW those GIFs are next level! Super cool stuff.
I might need to get me some googly eyes :D

Thanks for teaching us about poppy flowers too

#pypt

@blind-spot Yes please do and use a mug and eyes to do a mug shot show with googly wyes

Yeah, you really should get some... tons of fun are to be had ;)

and maybe there will be a #dtube #GooglyEyes post one day... we've never had one of those before!

you never know...i just might!

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This is adorable! Never heard of making a poppy puppet, but looks easy and so cute! Thanks for bringing a little light-hearted fun to PYPT this week! 😊

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And there are poppies everywhere these days, sure thing I’m going to try this with my kids. Awesome! Nice to see @hazel420 as co-author! ;)

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Marty my man... I knew Poppy was a real super-hero and with her super powers she summoned the spirits of some long lost favorite steemies! I'm actually excited to see you leave a comment for me... and magically our vagabond friend @junsusukhairi appeared out of the blue, to :D what a weird coincidence, with @hazel420 also being present... maybe that's a sign?!

And yeah, do try this one with the kids, you can get creative, combine a few other plant parts and different flowers, too... and if you do... maybe you can snap a pic and leave it in on the blockchain?! (I know blog vanity is real... just drop it here in the comments :P)

Haha, yeah what a weird coinkidink! Gotta love synchronicities :)

If...when I do, I'll be sure to post it, you bet!

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I miss you all in the Steemit application and want to try doing good again here. But I can't linger with you because I don't have power up so I have to wait for my bandwidth to end. Please support me. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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i totally do this! i see weird shit like a stick that looks like an alligator and i take photos of it attacking a rock... so stupidly self-amusing!

Can you imagine all the fun you'll have with a bunch of #GooglyEyes in your pocket?!?

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i actually have a bunch sitting in my art supplies, i just need to remember to take them along!

Came here again after #PYPT,
So the question is how did it become "She"?
And why she is in so much pain that her eyes are popping out! ;)
She's kinda inspired by Little Ride Hood! Maybe she's going to save grandmothers?!
Or as a nemesis for wolves...?!
Nobody knows...!

Oh... that's mainly because Poppy sounds like a girl... according to wikipedia: it is a distinctly feminine name.

Little red riding hood? But where's the hood? She has a cape, and that makes her a super hero ;) And that's why she's certainly going to save grandmothers, face evil wolves and all of that...

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I had a pun about this maginicent post bud I cannot remember it

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here kitty kitty kitty... cuddles

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OMG totally missed this beauty, and its the winner for me love the proppies, love the seedbulbs and i love the end result too.

and it's red... quite very red... i posted just a little too early there :P

I miss u, how are you mr @fraenk ???

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Oh wow... I haven't seen you in such a long time. I was a bit puzzled at first about where we met, but then I recalled you were a fellow Vagabonds fan.

Nice to hear from you again. I'm doing fine, hope the same can be said for yourself!

Pareidolia this is top notch!

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Pareidolia is awesome... but with #GooglyEyes you can take it even further and put eyes in places where you wouldn't have imagined them before... Poppy is a bad example... but I have a 68 more on my blog if you scroll down :P

Excellent, I πŸ‘€ what you mean and will scroll away into the googly realm..

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wow... cool demo on how to make Googly Art!

Found you from @pypt #pypt

Thanks for coming by!

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How great. I love poppies πŸ’•

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