LET'S GET READY TO THUMBLE!!!!
Get out your supplies, stretch your thumbs, name your characters, set up brackets and start wrestlin'!!! It's nothin' but FUN!
Seriously, who doesn't love a good thumb wrestling match?! And with thumb wrestler puppets?!
In case you forgot the chant it goes something like this.....One, Two, Three, Four, I declare a thumb war!!!!
I have always liked the designs of lucha libra masks with their metallic colors and patterns. I used them as my inspiration for my character masks. Metallic thread gave them a similar look and feel - only thumb sized - and they are all wrestlers so it just made sense!
Step 1: Thumb Wrestler Design and Supplies
Thumb wrestling is a fun game that anyone can play and having a character mask makes it even more enjoyable.
I have seen many masks that cover the tip of your thumb but ultimately they just fall off when you try to pull your thumb away from the opponent. I designed my character masks longer and with elastic so they do not come off during a thumb war.
You will need the following supplies:
-colored felt of your choice
-metallic embroidery floss - if you don't have much experience with embroidery I would suggest regular floss. Metallic floss unravels easily and is much stiffer than normal floss.
-1/4 inch elastic
-character mask drawings - sized according to your thumb