The Doopalpoops were originally called Sock-It-To-Me-Puppets, and they were created because throughout the years, as puppeteers were doing performances, they wanted to gift puppets to a few kids in the audience. But, of course, that made everyone in the audience want a puppet. So, sales began, but we actually liked the idea of kids adopting a puppet rather than purchasing a puppet. We set up an adoption agency for the Doopalpoops where people could also contribute funds to pay for an adoption of a puppet for a child or funds could be used to purchase puppet supplies to be used to create more puppets.
After refining our puppets, we found a unique look and we developed a mouthpiece that would help the movement of the puppet. After a few years, we put the Doopalpoops in the closet and they were quietly silent. Suddenly, they were no longer silent but were pleading to come back out to play. We decided to get the boxes out, dust off the Doopalpoops and bring smiles back to people who have never felt the love of a Doopalpoop.
Our main purpose for creating Doopalpoops was to give them to kids across the country. That has expanded to anyone who would like a puppet. It is thru this we found kids love to write stories, see their creations shared with someone else, and they begin to understand what it means to pay it forward.
We will continue to share our message of gifting to others thru the Doopalpoops and maybe the world will be just a bit kinder because the Doopalpoops are made to bring smiles to everyone’s heart