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Ponster puppets

Portland, Oregon On Etsy since 2009

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ponster

Ponster puppets

Portland, Oregon | 202 Sales

Announcement    If you have stumbled upon my empty shop, I hope you are staying safe and healthy. It has been difficult for me to get all of the supplies that I need to make cute little puppets during this epidemic. Hopefully it won't be too long before I have all of the supplies I need to fill my shop with furry friends again.

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Last updated on Apr 1, 2020

If you have stumbled upon my empty shop, I hope you are staying safe and healthy. It has been difficult for me to get all of the supplies that I need to make cute little puppets during this epidemic. Hopefully it won't be too long before I have all of the supplies I need to fill my shop with furry friends again.

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    About ponster

    Sales 202
    On Etsy since 2009

    Once upon a time....

    Once upon a time one of my 4 children wanted a puppet for a school project. A few tutorials later, this frugal mom was on to something magical. My love for puppet making was born and the cuteness I was creating must be shared with the world.

    Hi! I am Nicole. I am a Gen X mom of 4 awesome human beings and an early childhood educator. As a child, i grew up on sesame street, The Muppet show, Mr. Rogers, Dr. Seuss and playing outside with friends until it got dark. My younger sister and I played dress up ( we still do) My grandmother and mother made me dolls and teddy bears. These things shaped and inspired me. Now as a mother and someone who works with children, I know that Imaginative play is essential to children. Play is how a child makes sense of the world around them. A puppet can help a shy child feel safe. They engage the imagination. I love to make colorful, soft puppets with loads of personality and expression. I especially love the idea that I get to send my creations out into the world to bring some joy. To inspire imaginative play. To come to life on the hand of a young puppeteer or a puppeteer that is young at heart like me. If it is behind the couch, in the classroom, or on the stage, a ponster puppet will be a great friend for a child and a great addition to your show.

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    Last updated on April 9, 2019
    My name is Nicole Ponce...I make muppet like puppets. Not really people, not really monsters. I like to call them Ponsters. I love making them and I love the idea that these little creations of mine go out into the world and get to play with lovely new people....I am actually secretly a little bit jealous when I mail a puppet away. I want to go too!!!!
    Here is what you should know about my puppets:
    They are half body hand puppets about 18 inches long. I machine sew the body which is made from fleece. They are stuffed with polyfil, and then I hand sew and/ or hot glue all other parts..

    Eyes: hard plastic dome and post eyes with washers
    mouth: corrugated plastic, lined with felt or fleece and hot glued in place.
    hair: Feather boa, yarn, faux fur. hand sewn and hot glued on.
    For this reason I always recommend that these puppets not be left alone with small children that will want to chew off some hair or an eye...this could be a choking hazard. They are much more fun for babies when they come to life on the hand of a willing puppeteer :)

    I have found that one of the best ways to outfit my puppets is baby clothes. I sometimes use second hand baby clothes, sometimes new and then alter them to fit my puppets.Most of the time I do hand make an original outfit. I will state in the item description if the clothes are used, so that you know what you are buying. Please feel free to convo me if you have any other questions...Thanks for stopping by :)

    Accepted payment methods

    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    I gladly accept returns and exchanges
    Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
    Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
    I don't accept cancellations
    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
    The following items can't be returned or exchanged
    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    Returns and exchange details
    If you are unhappy with your puppet for any reason, send it back to me in the same condition it was sent to you and I will refund the full payment. Return shipping costs are buyers responsibility.
    Shipping
    All puppets in my shop are already made and waiting to go. Your puppet will be shipped 1-2 days after purchase. Weekend purchases will be shipped on the following Monday. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    I am happy to do custom orders. I do not do replicas of trademarked or licensed characters though. Feel free to message me any time with questions.