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  1. October 22, 2013
    Kenz @ Interiors by Kenz

    Cute! I love the picture of your girls doing a puppet show!
    We’re the type of people who mute the TV and listen to Dark Side of the Moon whilst watching The Wizard of Oz. Always makes for an interesting experience 🙂

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    • October 22, 2013
      Tara

      Oh… that sounds… a little bit intense? I’d be the girl loudly crunching on chips and saying random things to fill the silences.

      Yep. I’m that girl. Still adore me? 😉

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  2. October 22, 2013
    Nat

    Those are adorable! My daughter would love to make the puppets – thanks for telling us about them!

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    • October 22, 2013
      Tara

      My kiddos had such a great time with the puppets! They’ve been played with so many times since we put them together!

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  3. October 22, 2013
    Melanie

    Eek! My little girl would love these!

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    • October 22, 2013
      Tara

      I know! Aren’t they too sweet! Thanks, Melanie!

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  4. October 22, 2013
    Condo Blues

    What a great rainy day project!

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    • October 22, 2013
      Tara

      Oh yes, and where we live, there is no shortage of rainy days! 🙂

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  5. October 22, 2013
    Steph @ The Silly Pearl

    Oh so cute! My girls would love these!

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    • October 22, 2013
      Tara

      My girls loved these too! They played all sorts of game with their “puppets”!

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  6. October 22, 2013
    Kirsten @ One Tough Mother

    Awww…I love this! Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite movies ever – it really is so magical. These little characters are precious! (Yours and the cutouts!) Great idea to use toilet paper rolls. I can only imagine the little adventures they went on 🙂

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    • October 22, 2013
      Tara

      The Wizard of Oz is a movie that all of us have a connection with (unless you haven’t seen it, in which case… wha?!?!) – I loved how sweet they turned out, and the girls had so much fun with them!

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  7. October 22, 2013
    Sarah BB

    This is super cute and so appropriate since I am moving to Kansas next week!

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    • October 22, 2013
      Tara

      You’re moving to Kansas? How fun! Are you going to be quoting the movie for the first week? Because I think you should.

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  8. October 22, 2013
    amy @ one artsy mama

    Soooo fun!! Great idea!

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    • October 22, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Amy! 🙂

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  9. October 22, 2013
    Adrianne

    My husband had never seen it!! We watched it on our family vacation last year. I think it’s a lot more magical when you are a child, though, LOL. So cute, looks like your girls had fun!

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    • October 22, 2013
      Tara

      Oh… it was mind-boggling when I was a child. I loved it, I was petrified by it… I wondered how those horses were changing colour…

      The girls had a great time. I think that these characters will be hanging around our house for a while!

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  10. October 22, 2013
    ChiWei

    These are so cute! I was scared too – the flying monkeys were a little too much for me. I love that you used toilet paper rolls to stand up the characters – makes for some great puppets!

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    • October 22, 2013
      Tara

      I’m so glad that I wasn’t the only one! Those monkeys were something else… I have such vivid memories of them, and it’s been years since I’ve seen the film!

      (And yay to TP rolls! Always handy!)

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  11. October 22, 2013
    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    This looks like SO much fun! And way to be super clever there with the toilet paper rolls (I know I’ve been saving those for SOME good reason). Loved being a fly on the wall for this playtime. Nothing beats the Wizard of OZ. It holds a place near and dear to my family’s heart because it was the movie my parents were watching the night my Mom went into labor with me! So, clearly, I wanted to get out of that womb and into the world of musical theatre. 😉 Thanks for sharing this awesome post, Tara!

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    • October 22, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, I definitely think that hearing Dorothy crooning “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” whilst planning your birthday was directly responsible for your off-Broadway career. My girls are already acting out the journey down the yellow brick road… it totally brings me back!

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  12. October 22, 2013
    Bethany

    I am so in love with these! Awesome job as usual!

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    • October 22, 2013
      Tara

      Awww… thanks, Bethany! I was really happy with how cute they were. And the girls adored them (of course).

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  13. October 22, 2013
    Mel

    Adorable! Love it genius idea using tp rolls too

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    • October 22, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, thanks, Mel! Somehow, we never have a shortage of TP rolls! 😉

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  14. October 23, 2013
    Danni@SiloHillFarm

    Those are really cute! I love the tin man the best! Lucky you to have a front row seat to that puppet show!

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    • October 28, 2013
      Tara

      There is rarely a shortage on entertainment in this house.

      Or drama.

      Same diff, sometimes. 😉

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  15. October 23, 2013
    Bronwyn MayB

    Oh my gosh. Thank goodness I read this thoroughly. I thought you created the clothes-pinned dolls yourself and I was going to punch you with my mind. There is only so much craftiness I can handle. That it was a kit makes me feel much better. They are super cute and I’m glad the girls liked them. I loved Wizard of Oz and am one of the few who also liked the sequel!

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    • October 28, 2013
      Tara

      Okay… I just laughed right out loud at this.

      No, I’m not THAT good. Kits are very helpful in appearing Awesomely Crafty. 😉

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  16. October 23, 2013
    Marilyn

    Tara, what fun! I LOVED the Wizard of Oz as a kid…but I must admit those flying monkeys always scared the poop out of me! 😉

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    • October 28, 2013
      Tara

      Yes, they are terrifying. Also, that whole “house falling on someone”? I think that was mildly traumatizing for me as well!

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  17. October 23, 2013
    terry

    How adorable. And who doesn’t love the Wizard of Oz!

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    • October 28, 2013
      Tara

      Exactly! It’s such a classic movie! 🙂

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  18. October 25, 2013
    Kadie

    Oh my goodness, those have to be the cutest Wizard of OZ figures ever! And how clever to put them on a TP roll to make them stand! Looks like your girls had a great time.:)

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    • October 28, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, thank you, Kadie! The minute we put them on the TP rolls, they came to life! My “hoard” of recyclables really came in handy!

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  19. October 28, 2013
    Mel {MamaBuzz}

    What a great idea to put them on a toilet paper roll, so they stand! Love these crafting kits; so many options to make so many things.:)

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    • October 28, 2013
      Tara

      The crafting kits are so awesome! It’s great for the kids to see their finished products and realize that they created them all by themselves – and the puppets are STILL being played with! 🙂

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  20. October 30, 2013
    Rose Powell

    Oh me oh my! So cute! I love that your little ones put on a little bit of “felt” theater! Toilet paper tubes are so useful!

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