Thursday, April 03, 2014

Punch and Judy 'By the Sea' Theatre

I realize it's been quiet around these parts over the past week or so BUT I have a really good excuse: I made the top 30 for the Graphic 45 design team and I've been working on my super special project for round 2!

Are you ready?

Here's my Punch and Judy "By the Sea" Theatre...

If you aren't familiar with Punch and Judy they play a big role in the culture of the British sea side. It's a sort of violent puppet show which can be dated back to just before the 1700's, reaching a height of popularity during the Victorian era.

Now, see that little knob?

Turn it and Punch and Judy whack one another! You just can't argue with a 100's year old tradition.

 AND if you want to make your own there's a tutorial!

... and here is the accompanying print out (click for full size)

... and finally, here is the complete supply list

Corrugated cardboard
Thin wood doweling
Coffee stir sticks
Drinking straw
Jute twine
Hot glue & adhesives


  1. Awesome. And I laughed so hard about the whacking each other part. hee hee Best Wishes for round 2!

  2. This is amazing as always! I laughed and laughed. Thank you for sharing.

  3. OMG... This is beyond amazing! =D
    I giggled too loudly and startled my cat... but I can't seem to stop. This is just so delightful!


  4. OMG Nichola this is amazing and I love it! Your talent is endless and I can't wait to try making one of these for myself. Best of luck for Round 2 with Graphic 45 you so deserve to be one of their designers.

    Take care,

  5. Nichola, I watched your video and was amazed by this! You are soooo talented and need to be chosen!!! Where do I vote? You really are awesome on screen and I appreciate your taking the time to make as well as teach with your tutorials! thank you! ")

  6. WOW! My jaw dropped on this one. I love your project and the creative theme...just wonderful. Congrats and I know we'll be seeing you on the team again.