PegStilts.com - Peg Stilts for Kids and Adults - Woman Veteran Handmade in Portland Oregon USA
PegStilts.com - Peg Stilts for Kids and Adults - Woman Veteran Handmade in Portland Oregon USA
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PegStilts.com


Peg Stilts for Kids and Adults, Stilt Walking Lessons, Custom Puppets, and Unique Art


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Unique, custom, and one of a kind Puppets and Creatures
Below are images so you can see how the puppet  or creature was built and what they are made from:
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"This is fantastic!  The caterpillar was one of the coolest things we'd ever seen!"
     ~The Bug Chicks, Portland, OR

Marigold the Giant Caterpillar Puppet Creature:

This caterpillar is 6.5 feet long! 

My friends keep joking that my creatures are getting bigger and bigger!  It's true.

I was inspired to create this puppet because I had a bunch of left over rubber covered steel wire rings from stilt building and I wanted to use them for something, and out came the idea of a caterpillar!

This caterpillar is human-powered (I crawl on my hands and knees), it is also black light reactive, and it is built almost entirely from reclaimed materials.

This caterpillar puppet creature is built out of foam and steel wire rings from the mountain bike tires I cut up for tread on my Peg Stilts for Kids and Adults.  The entire caterpillar is held together with zip ties and hot glue!  Then it was spray painted, and hand painted adding glow-in-the-dark paint and UV reactive paints as accents.

After it's first test run I decided to rebuild the front legs and change the foam that makes the ribbing on the body.
"I take materials that might otherwise end up in a landfill and turn them into art which inspires people!"
~Kricket Caffery
Puppet builder/artist/contraptioneer, 
and owner of PegStilts.com


BLOG:  The Bug Chicks wrote a blog posting about Marigold the Giant Caterpillar and the Sea Turtle made from litter that were made by Kricket Caffery

The blog was also on Talking Science, part of NPR Science Friday! (click here to read the blog)

VIDEO:  Caterpillar onstage pre-show at the Portland Juggling Extravaganza Show 2010 (click here)
(first :28 contain caterpillar, the rest is amazing and inspiring juggling and prop manipulation!)

Help Kricket get her Art seen and more Art made!

The large majority of the Art (creatures, puppets, and installations) that I make are made at my own personal expense.

Various times throughout the year I provide FREE (or donation based) entertainment at community events and street fairs;  bringing smiles, playtime, imagination, and inspiration to the masses of all ages, but it costs me money in order to do them, and often donations are no where near the cost of my expenses to be at the event.

Please CLICK HERE to find out more about how YOU CAN HELP.


Anything you can offer is greatly appreciated, thank you very much for your support and encouragement.


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