As mentioned in the eyebrow thread, i was recently poking around the thrift stores. While there I didn't see any puppets, but there was a nice Ernie plush toy with the mouth open. I could open and close the mouth easily from the outside, and thought, hey, how hard could it be to turn this into a nice Ernie puppet? In my mind I'm picturing slicing a hole in his back (sorry Ernie ), pulling out some stuffing, making a "tunnel" to the mouth, then sewing in some sort of sleeve and attaching that to the mouth plates so the remaining stuffing doesn't come out. Has anyone tried this or something similar. Any ideas, warnings, etc.? Thanks in advance, I'm so glad I found this board and all the creative people here.