I wanted to practice the techniques I learned from the Muppet class I took with Lauren Kitchens and decided to make Elmo. I mostly wanted to practice doing the hair texture with modeling chocolate and see how that turned out. Elmo ended up going to an auction which raised money for a mission project that my friend Amie was leading. Amie and her team were raising funds for Project Kesho, which enabled them to go to Tanzania and help build playground equipment and deliver shoes and school supplies to the kids in local schools there. Elmo was glad to support Project Kesho and is now hanging out on my kitchen counter. Stop by and say 'Hi' to him if you want.