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Ellen Skura

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


As the creator of El Puppet and the Travelling Milly puppets and books, Ellen is striving to inspire creative play and learning. Her books encourage exploration and learning with the Milly puppet.

Why We’re One of a Kind

El Puppet has returned from a trip to Iqaluit to further explore Nunavut the setting for her first book featuring Travelling Milly. Ellen and Milly enjoyed many new adventures while there.

El Puppet creates puppets that are both durable and easy to use. I have designed these puppets to be simple to manipulate and to fit comfortably on your hand. Each is handmade and therefore no two are exactly identical and have their own personalities. For over thirty years I have been creating puppets. I started with simple sock puppets for my children. My belief in toys for creative play has led to the creation of a line of puppets which is EL PUPPET. My love of nature and fantasy is the inspiration for my designs. Although I have taken a number of craft courses over the years I am basically a self-taught artisan.

Primary Materials

The fabrics for each puppet are chosen for their texture, colour and durability so that they depict the characteristics of each creation. Upholstery velvet, stretch velvet, fleece, fake fur and velour are some of the fabrics used in the construction of the puppets. Many of the puppets are made with sew on eyes that are safe for all ages and most are machine washable.

Shipping Policy

Orders will be processed within a few days after the order has been placed. Goods are shipped using Canada Post and the cost is calculated accordingly.

Canada - Expedited Post

USA - Small Packet Air

International - Small Packet Air or Small Packet Ground (note ground takes from 4-6 weeks for delivery)

Returns or exchanges may be made within three weeks of shipment. Merchandise must be in original condition and shipping costs are at the expense of the customer. A refund will be made only when the merchant has received the returned product and it is decided that the product is in the original condition.