• Meet Farley, the Firefly

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, December 4th, 2007


I would like to introduce you to Farley, the Firefly. This was one of my puppet creations for a customer. She wanted a firefly that would light up, but be able to be used as a vent figure. Having the head mold already completed, I created the molds for the hands, feet and tail. Then I added a large white plastic light fixture for the belly. The fixture came with one hole, but I had to cut another hole to accommodate the insertion of the arm and hand.

The creative surprise feature of this puppet/vent figure was…


The stomach would light up! You could clearly see the bright light through the cotton shirt, which worked great. It was controlled by a reostat switch that could be punched on/off and could be made brighter/dimmer by rotating the dial on the switch. It was a great effect and surely an effect that was a crowd pleaser. It was fun to make this “one of a kind” firefly. It was designed for a Psalty, the Singing Songbook musical video routine, where Farley, the Firefly was the featured character.

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