My family loves puppets. Whether it’s homemade puppets of our own creation, or those made by the most famous puppet creators in the world, The Jim Henson Company. There is something magic about puppets coming to life and becoming characters with their own personalities! So I’m especially excited to talk to you about the critically-acclaimed Earth to Ned, The Jim Henson Company’s most recent family-friendly series (available on Disney+).
If you haven’t seen Earth to Ned, it’s about alien commander Ned (performed by Paul Rugg) who is sent to conquer Earth at the behest of his admiral father. The thing is, he calls off the invasion after falling in love with our pop culture and celebrities. Instead of blowing the planet up, Ned buries his ship beneath the Earth’s crust, sets up a studio on the deck, and enlists the help of his sidekick Cornelius (performed by Michael Oosterom) along with his ship’s reluctant AI B.E.T.I. (performed by Colleen Smith), and a gaggle of small monster-like creatures known as the CLODs, all so that he can star in his own talk show and learn more about Earth’s greatest resource….celebrities! As one does. The show is hilarious, and the puppets out of this world!
Ned (the largest, most complicated puppet ever created), Cornelius, their Artificial Intelligence B.E.T.I., and CLODs are brought to life by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, the team behind some of Hollywood’s most iconic characters. And that same team is giving you a chance to get in on the action! Two lucky readers will win a CLOD puppet package! It contains everything you need to create your very own CLOD!
And for everyone, everywhere… Jim Henson’s Creature Shop has created a pattern and materials list so that anyone can make a CLOD. You’ll need the following:
- Wooden spoon (body)
- Plastic fork (teeth)
- Pink pipe cleaner (inside mouth)
- Gray pipe cleaner (for hair)
- Fur (body/head) – 12 “ x 18”
- Tan fun foam (face) – 9 x 12”
- Wiggle eyes
- Pink and tan felt (tentacles) – 9 x 12”Glove (to perform tentacles)
Click here for all the information you need to make your own CLOD puppet!
My family can’t wait to build our own CLOD! Now that I think about it, we might need a few or… a whole army! Watch out Earth!
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WIN: 24/7 Moms and The Jim Henson Company are giving away a CLOD puppet DIY kit to 2 lucky winners!
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US entries only and one entry per person. Winner will be chosen on June 5, 2021.