Larrikin Puppets is creating puppetry performance, film and music for children
3

patrons

$6
per month
Larrikin Puppets has experienced growth and success beyond its wildest dreams and, for that, we will be forever grateful. We love the impact we've made so far on children of all ages all over South-East Queensland through our live puppet shows and puppetry performance workshops.

A sustainable puppetry arts business is almost unheard of in this day and age. We get that. We also get that we're lucky to have a thriving arts business. In fact, the harder we work at the art of puppetry, the luckier we get. ;)

But the current cast of cute, colourful characters are starting to get a bit antsy. They long for something more. They desperately want to talk, dance, sing and interact with more children - children in Australia and all over the world. They also yearn for some artistic freedom!

After two years in gestation, we're excited to announce to the world that we are collaborating on a TV pilot and live performance project with Brett's two awesome brothers:

- Todd Hansen - twice ARIA-nominated musician as drummer with global rock/metal phenomenon King Parrot.
- Dale Hansen - electronic media extraordinaire and proud father of a (growing up way too fast) one-year-old boy.

Making quality original puppetry performance art - puppet building, scripting, songwriting and dance choreography - that supports child development is super expensive. But with plenty of public support, we know we can do it!

Why? Because learning through reading, talking, dancing and singing is where it's at. In fact, 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years and, in the first few years of life, more than 1 million new neural connections are formed every second.

The experts at Harvard University say:

"...providing young children with a healthy environment in which to learn and grow is not only good for their development—economists have also shown that high-quality early childhood programs bring impressive returns on investment to the public."

This means supporting Larrikin Puppets is not only wonderful for parents or carers with children, but for anyone who wants to see children across Australia and around the world experience high learning, behaviour and health outcomes.

Your support will give Larrikin Puppets the artistic freedom to:
- write, film and produce an original TV series for children focusing on joy, play, love, kindness, compassion and empathy.
- write a CD of original children's music.
- build new original puppets, sets and props.
- create original live shows for children with themes around multiculturalism, social inclusion, the environment and kindness/anti-bullying.

But we need to raise funds for complex puppet and set builds, so your financial support is fundamental to making this happen.

Supporting Larrikin Puppets on Patreon will bring you and your kids joy, laughter and learning PLUS you'll receive behind the scenes inside scoops into this crazy, colourful world of fuzzy puppets.

Together let's talk, play, sing, dance and interact with fast paced puppet fun!

For more info about what we do, visit the Larrikin Puppets website or follow us on FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn.
Tiers
Marina Magic
$1 or more per month 1 patron

Marina's doing cartwheels! Your support gives us puppets such warm fuzzies.  You are awesome. Thank you.


You'll get access to our patron-only facebook members group where everything we're doing gets talked about in detail. You'll also get some bonus content for kids available only to Patrons.

Frizzby In A Spin
$3 or more per month 2 patrons

You just made Frizzby's head spin around! In a good way! You're supporting us even more which means more warm fuzzy puppet love to share with the world.  You are awesome. Thank you. 


You get everything at the $1/month level PLUS a shout out to you or your child on social media and a supporter mention on Larrikin Puppets' website.

Free Range Lays An Egg
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

Holy fuzzballs! Free Range The Chicken just laid an egg to celebrate! This level of support means the world to this humble puppet family. We're chock full of warm fuzzies now. Thank you. 


You get everything at the $3/month level PLUS you will receive key content before it's released to the public and a mention or a credit in some of our key video content.

Scrambles Dances Up A Story
$10 or more per month 0 patrons

Scrambles just did a little dance! Thank you for your awesome support.


You get everything at the $5/month level PLUS we'll read a story,  poem or joke written by your child during our new online Story Time video segment.

Frazzamatazz Flies To The Moon
$25 or more per month 0 patrons

The warm fuzzy meter has just blown through the roof! Frazzamatazz just flew to the moon and back!


You'll receive a different Larrikin Puppets inspired children's educational resource via email each month - something you can print out for your home, classroom or library. Think ABC chart, number chart, colour chart. That kind of thing.


Plus all the stuff in the $10/month level of course.

The Shirt Off Troggg's Back
$50 or more per month 0 patrons

Oh goodness. This donation is ridiculously generous. You're showing some pretty awesome puppet love here. With this level of support we can start investing time in creating some seriously quality puppets and productions.


We actually have no clue how to reward patrons at this level, but we promise we'll find a way to make you feel like it's worth it.


Actually we do know. We'll send you a Larrikin Puppets t-shirt featuring the star of our cast, Troggg the big blue monster.


Plus all the stuff in the $25/month level.

Flossy's Glittery Tears Of Joy
$100 or more per month 0 patrons

No way! You didn't just do that did you? Troggg is jumping up and down with joy. Flossy is crying tears of sparkling glittery joy!


As well as all the warm fuzzy stuff above, you'll be emailed downloads to keep of any content we produce (e.g. PDFs, MP3s). You'll also receive in the post a sock puppet!

Fuzzy Puppet Dreams Come True
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons

Who are you and what on earth? You've just made all of our puppet dreams come true! Yes you. You have no idea what joy you've just given to children all around the world. From here, the only way is up for Larrikin Puppets! 


With this level of support, you and your family will have the opportunity to spend two nights on beautiful Bribie Island in the private home of the puppeteers behind Larrikin Puppets - Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins. Here you'll have the opportunity to meet the entire cast of puppets, participate in a private puppetry performance workshop, make your own sock puppet to take home, and film your own puppet video. (Flights not included).


Plus all the fun stuff in the other tiers above. 

Goals
$6 of $500 per month
Larrikin Puppets will write, record and film an original song on a topic that's suggested by then voted on by you, our patrons.
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Larrikin Puppets has experienced growth and success beyond its wildest dreams and, for that, we will be forever grateful. We love the impact we've made so far on children of all ages all over South-East Queensland through our live puppet shows and puppetry performance workshops.

A sustainable puppetry arts business is almost unheard of in this day and age. We get that. We also get that we're lucky to have a thriving arts business. In fact, the harder we work at the art of puppetry, the luckier we get. ;)

But the current cast of cute, colourful characters are starting to get a bit antsy. They long for something more. They desperately want to talk, dance, sing and interact with more children - children in Australia and all over the world. They also yearn for some artistic freedom!

After two years in gestation, we're excited to announce to the world that we are collaborating on a TV pilot and live performance project with Brett's two awesome brothers:

- Todd Hansen - twice ARIA-nominated musician as drummer with global rock/metal phenomenon King Parrot.
- Dale Hansen - electronic media extraordinaire and proud father of a (growing up way too fast) one-year-old boy.

Making quality original puppetry performance art - puppet building, scripting, songwriting and dance choreography - that supports child development is super expensive. But with plenty of public support, we know we can do it!

Why? Because learning through reading, talking, dancing and singing is where it's at. In fact, 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years and, in the first few years of life, more than 1 million new neural connections are formed every second.

The experts at Harvard University say:

"...providing young children with a healthy environment in which to learn and grow is not only good for their development—economists have also shown that high-quality early childhood programs bring impressive returns on investment to the public."

This means supporting Larrikin Puppets is not only wonderful for parents or carers with children, but for anyone who wants to see children across Australia and around the world experience high learning, behaviour and health outcomes.

Your support will give Larrikin Puppets the artistic freedom to:
- write, film and produce an original TV series for children focusing on joy, play, love, kindness, compassion and empathy.
- write a CD of original children's music.
- build new original puppets, sets and props.
- create original live shows for children with themes around multiculturalism, social inclusion, the environment and kindness/anti-bullying.

But we need to raise funds for complex puppet and set builds, so your financial support is fundamental to making this happen.

Supporting Larrikin Puppets on Patreon will bring you and your kids joy, laughter and learning PLUS you'll receive behind the scenes inside scoops into this crazy, colourful world of fuzzy puppets.

Together let's talk, play, sing, dance and interact with fast paced puppet fun!

For more info about what we do, visit the Larrikin Puppets website or follow us on FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn.

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Tiers
Marina Magic
$1 or more per month 1 patron

Marina's doing cartwheels! Your support gives us puppets such warm fuzzies.  You are awesome. Thank you.


You'll get access to our patron-only facebook members group where everything we're doing gets talked about in detail. You'll also get some bonus content for kids available only to Patrons.

Frizzby In A Spin
$3 or more per month 2 patrons

You just made Frizzby's head spin around! In a good way! You're supporting us even more which means more warm fuzzy puppet love to share with the world.  You are awesome. Thank you. 


You get everything at the $1/month level PLUS a shout out to you or your child on social media and a supporter mention on Larrikin Puppets' website.

Free Range Lays An Egg
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

Holy fuzzballs! Free Range The Chicken just laid an egg to celebrate! This level of support means the world to this humble puppet family. We're chock full of warm fuzzies now. Thank you. 


You get everything at the $3/month level PLUS you will receive key content before it's released to the public and a mention or a credit in some of our key video content.

Scrambles Dances Up A Story
$10 or more per month 0 patrons

Scrambles just did a little dance! Thank you for your awesome support.


You get everything at the $5/month level PLUS we'll read a story,  poem or joke written by your child during our new online Story Time video segment.

Frazzamatazz Flies To The Moon
$25 or more per month 0 patrons

The warm fuzzy meter has just blown through the roof! Frazzamatazz just flew to the moon and back!


You'll receive a different Larrikin Puppets inspired children's educational resource via email each month - something you can print out for your home, classroom or library. Think ABC chart, number chart, colour chart. That kind of thing.


Plus all the stuff in the $10/month level of course.

The Shirt Off Troggg's Back
$50 or more per month 0 patrons

Oh goodness. This donation is ridiculously generous. You're showing some pretty awesome puppet love here. With this level of support we can start investing time in creating some seriously quality puppets and productions.


We actually have no clue how to reward patrons at this level, but we promise we'll find a way to make you feel like it's worth it.


Actually we do know. We'll send you a Larrikin Puppets t-shirt featuring the star of our cast, Troggg the big blue monster.


Plus all the stuff in the $25/month level.

Flossy's Glittery Tears Of Joy
$100 or more per month 0 patrons

No way! You didn't just do that did you? Troggg is jumping up and down with joy. Flossy is crying tears of sparkling glittery joy!


As well as all the warm fuzzy stuff above, you'll be emailed downloads to keep of any content we produce (e.g. PDFs, MP3s). You'll also receive in the post a sock puppet!

Fuzzy Puppet Dreams Come True
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons

Who are you and what on earth? You've just made all of our puppet dreams come true! Yes you. You have no idea what joy you've just given to children all around the world. From here, the only way is up for Larrikin Puppets! 


With this level of support, you and your family will have the opportunity to spend two nights on beautiful Bribie Island in the private home of the puppeteers behind Larrikin Puppets - Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins. Here you'll have the opportunity to meet the entire cast of puppets, participate in a private puppetry performance workshop, make your own sock puppet to take home, and film your own puppet video. (Flights not included).


Plus all the fun stuff in the other tiers above.