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Chris Benson (left) and Vincent Noseworthy go into battle with Jabba the Hutt, Darth Vader and the medusa during the Star Wars finger puppet creation workshop Thursday at the Four Fathers Memorial Library.
AMHERST – Messing with Darth Vader is a bad idea.
That quickly became clear to anybody talking to 11-year-old Vincent Noseworthy, who made two Star Wars finger puppets Thursday at the Four Fathers Memorial Library.
“I made Darth Vader and a medusa creature from the lake of crap,” said Noseworthy.
With Vader on his right finger and medusa on his left, Noseworthy explains how he made the evil Jedi finger puppet so it could kill the medusa.
“He grabs it and stabs it like this,” said Noseworthy as Vader cut medusa’s neck with his light saber.
Darth Vader is Noseworthy’s favourite Star Wars character.
“He has the ability to choke people without touching them,” said Noseworthy. “He just grabs at the air like this, (Noseworthy makes a choking motion with his right hand) and then the person dies.”
“We had almost 30 kids signed up but a lot of them didn’t make it because of the weather.” said event co-ordinator Chantelle Taylor.
The workshop was for kids in pre-school to Grade-6.
“We had an easy version and a harder version of finger puppets,” said Taylor. “We worked at different levels for the different aged kids. We had adults to help cut out the small stuff for the younger kids.”