I love the idea of make-your-own toys. Not only do they keep kids occupied and harness their imaginations, the toys always seem that much cooler. And they don’t get much cooler than a handcrafted wooden marionette puppet.
Each marionette kit includes ready-to-go linden wood components, all-important instructions, fitting accessories and a set of pictures of all the characters you can collect. The dolls measure about 37cms when assembled. These are brilliant for older kids who are big on dramas of their own. Just tell them to can the theatrics and give them one of these babies!
Available from Imagine Childhood, $US79.99. Contact them before ordering to work out shipping options to Australia.
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