Saturday, 3 August 2013

Giveaway: Bring Your Child's Drawing to Life

I’ve teamed up with Edinburgh-based company, Picture to Puppet, to offer you the chance to keep your child’s imaginative creations alive forever. Mari Jones, founder of Picture to Puppet, creates bespoke hand puppets from recycled materials.


Ebony isn’t yet at any age where she can create exciting characters, although she will happily spend hours scribbling over my to do lists, birthday cards and bills. Even those random scribblings, or random paint splatters she creates, are near impossible to throw away. I have a small pile I want to frame, but if I start now, when will it end? I’m really looking forward to the time when Ebony has the fine motor skills, artistic talent and inspired imagination to create characters from scratch.



If, like me, you struggle to discard of your child’s art, but also only have limited wall space on which to display said art (and quite probably don’t want your entire house to look like a nursery), then Picture to Puppet is the perfect solution. Mari creates beautiful hand-crafted puppets from children’s drawings. The scribbled astronaut from last weekend, can be skilfully turned into a unique puppet from 100% recycled materials in just a week.



Mari has produced works for parents, schools, theatre companies, storytellers and drama groups from across the world. Prices vary from £30-60 depending on the complexity of the idea. To find out more about the company, see more examples of puppets, and to contact Mari, click here.


Mari has kindly offered her services as a prize. One lucky reader will submit a drawing to Mari, and she will design, create and send to you a puppet inspired by it. This is such a great prize, and I can't wait to see the winning entry! To enter, all you need to do is fill in the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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28 comments:

  1. Eeeee what an amazing giveaway! Eric's drawings are still quite abstract but are starting to include figures with really long legs coming from the sides of circle heads with big smiles and crazy eyes soId love to see how that turned out! - Felicity

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  2. thanks so much for the chance to win this x great idea, fab prize xx

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  3. My youngest daughter drew a lovely portrait of our pup recently so I think I would submit that!

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  4. Not really sure yet, I'd have to think about it Lol

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  5. My son draws crazy characters so this would be great. We've already made his crazed guinea pig drawing into a toy - it looked brilliant. Fab prize. Thank you

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  6. I'd have to get Ben to draw something specially!

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  7. One of Maddi's pictures of a princess

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  8. not sure it would be some kind of animal

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  9. Hello, thanks for all your enthusiasm. Great to hear all your ideas, I'm really excited about making the finished design. Don't worry if you don't win, I'm more than happy to discuss any ideas once the competetition is finished and I always charge the minimum I can. Just email your ideas to mari@picturetopuppet.co.uk .

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  10. Oh gosh this competition looks brilliant! I'm not even sure our pictures can be turned into puppets, but I'd love to try!

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  11. I would have one of the pictures that my 2 year old has drawn

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  12. my 6 year old loves drawing, she would probably come up with some cute animal drawing

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  13. Pam Francis Gregory15 August 2013 at 13:47

    One of our cats

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  14. I think my son would want to have one of his skeleton monster drawings made into a puppet. What an amazing keepsake.

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  15. I think I would get my daughter to draw one for it. She is always drawing animals and creatures!

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  16. My son done a picture of a queen, love it :-)

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  17. I think i would get the kids at all draw a picture together so it would be abit of each of them on the puppet

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  18. my son has a few good drawings :)

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  19. my son has several good drawings :)

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  20. Wow, this is a totally fantastic idea! My little girl has recently started to draw princesses and fairies and I would love one of those pictures to be made into a puppet for her x

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  21. My sons love anything to do with space so would have to be there spaceman picture

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  22. it have to be the butterfly my boys made from card and paint for mothers day claire

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  23. My son drew a cat - that I think!

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  24. a doll that my toddler drew. its pretty and unique

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  25. My nephew's version of an angry bird.

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