Creating a Puppet Diva!

Wanda diva sings

ToyBox band at Fremantle Street Theatre festival, Western Australia 2018

Ive always wanted to make a simple ‘muppet’ lip sync style puppet to use for singing live and street theatre walkabouts. I love to sing and happiest to have the puppet project the song.

Wanda toybox diva

‘Wanda’ took me a week to make, a few hours a day, creating her from what i had in my craft resources – foam, pipe lagging, polystyrene ball head.

She can wear a varity of wigs, depending on which diva she is based on, for example Karen Carpenter, Dusty Springfield, the possibilities are endless! Her 70’s vintage dress can also be restyled or removed, so she can wear all kinds of retro, funky clothes.

Wand mermaid puppet

Wanda as mermaid for Stretch Festival parade, Mandurah, WA 2018

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