The "6th Street Dude" made these puppets (out of paper mache, tempera, "found" materials). Their eyelids actually blink. Uses his front yard as an art-in-progress space. Today he was working on a dragon puppet that would fit over a bicycle, with a mechanism hooked to the pedals that would raise and lower its tail.
Maybe it's time to join the parade.
Life without art is no life--Unknown