Giant Mark Twain Puppet!

DoNight artists create a giant Mark Twain street puppet for the Muscatine 4th of July parade!

The theme of this year’s parade is, “It’s a Mark Twain Kind of Fourth”.  As one of Muscatine’s larger than life hometown heroes, Mark Twain is a great character for a giant puppet. 

And, for those of you into this sort of thing, the paper mache is made with pages from, wait for it…Mark Twain’s one time workplace, The Journal!    Yeah, it’s ok to roll your eyes.  We did too, but we’re secretly pleased by this little fact:-)

Construction has been underway for weeks…now it’s the rush to the finish. 

There are loads of construction photos on the DoNight facebook page. 

Be In The Parade With Giant Mark Twain!

What could be better than a giant Mark Twain?  A giant Mark Twain walking around with lots of Tom Sawyers of course!  You are invited to dress like Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, or Becky Thatcher and walk in the parade with us.    Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn outfits will be:  Straw Hat & Overalls, (and probably sandals because barefoot wouldn’t be a good idea.)  Becky Thatcher’s outfit…that is still being figured out.  

If you want to walk with the Giant Mark Twain puppet you’ll just need to shoot an email to for some details.

Give a big holler when you see us in the parade!  That is… if for some reason you’re not dressed as Huck Finn and walking in the parade 🙂

And be sure to post your own photos if you happen to snap one of us in the parade!  Just tag them ‘DoNight’ on flickr or post them to our facebook page.  We’d love to see them!

This crazy project is generously sponsored by KariPearls – Thank You!!!

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