Allow me to introduce myself. I am he called Sir Francois III!
He's the one on the right. That other one is me. Hello. Notice Reggie sleeping on the floor, the chains of our robot made of recycled materials on the wall, and the old violin case on the wall we use as a napkin holder. Yes, that's a violin case.
As part of Project SOS (see links below masthead), we will be making, videotaping, and (cross your fingers) performing in front of an audience a puppet show. All of our butterfly characters will be Bottle Bugs.
We got the idea from John Kennedy's book Puppet Mania (on Amazon), in which he explains how to make an insect puppet out of recycled bottles, an old glove, and a few other materials. Why do we love it? It's simple, raises awareness, and repurposes bottles and gloves. We will be doing a puppet show using three bottle bugs, the other two being Monarch butterflies (see Project SOS at top of screen). All we had to do was paint the bottles and hot glue everything together. We used a water bottle and two halves of our environmentally friendly dish soap bottle. You can be as creative as you like; maybe you could use an old spool and the two halves of a Coffee Singles container or something. After the basic structure is done, you can be as creative as you like. As you can see, we added a handkerchief, eyes, and a monocle.
This isn't a contest like the Octopus Cat Toys (http://www.naturearmy.com/2012/04/final-results-of-the-contest.html/) because you can see how popular that was. But it is a challenge.
Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to make a puppet show using at least two Bottle Bugs or other puppet in which most material is recycled (in which case you should explain what it's recycled from in the comment). It should raise awareness or persuade people to preserve habitats, help an endangered species, stop global warming— whatever you like, provided that it's a nature related cause. Post a video of it on a website (like YouTube) and link to it in a comment (but remember to be safe online). I promise I will watch it, and you will gain automatic entrance into the Nature Army (please state in the comment whether or not you're already a member).
This puppet show should be done sometime in July; the people I'm working with live in another state. So, Sir Francois III will have to wait to bask in the limelight. Wish him luck.