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Title: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on April 22, 2006, 09:43:46 am
This question is asked time and time again on the forum so thought it was about time to create a sticky topic that would address it.  I have gathered a few from the forum that have been posted and you are welcome to post more in the topic if you like.  Please do not use this topic to ask about the different patterns.  Let's try and keep it a listing of sites with patterns or if you have a non internet source that you can list with contact information that is OK.  If you do have a question about one of the patterns first do a search of the forum to see if it has been mentioned before and if not then start a new thread referencing the pattern in your subject.

Project Puppet:
http://www.projectpuppet.com/index.htm

Arms~Length Productions:
http://www.armslength.com/catalog/videos.htm

Grey Seal Puppets: (The Foam Book)
http://www.greysealpuppets.com/products.html

VIP pattern:  
http://www.mwt.net/~jmrdc/youcantoo.htm

One Way Street:
http://www2.mailordercentral.com/oneway/

Let Us Teach Children:
http://www.letusteachkids.com/puppets/puppetpatterns.htm

Puppets For Ministry:
http://www.puppetsforministry.com/


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: puppetplanet on April 27, 2006, 09:53:37 am

A couple of Freebies that I thought would be helpful to keep in one spot  ;):

Blue Boy Puppet Pattern:
http://members.aol.com/bocashouse/MG/BlueBoy.html (http://members.aol.com/bocashouse/MG/BlueBoy.html)

Foam Monster Puppet Pattern~ Human Arm Style
http://members.shaw.ca/reelrevolution/tutorial/index.htm (http://members.shaw.ca/reelrevolution/tutorial/index.htm)

Scooter Muppet's Head revearse engineered and ready to print:
http://www.innisanimation.com/puppets/scooter.htm (http://www.innisanimation.com/puppets/scooter.htm)

Kermit Muppet's Head revearse engineered and ready to print:
http://www.innisanimation.com/puppets/kermit.htm (http://www.innisanimation.com/puppets/kermit.htm)

Cool Step By Step Nun Puppet Construction from Nicodemus:
http://www.nicodemus.org/fursuit/puppet1.php (http://www.nicodemus.org/fursuit/puppet1.php)

Neat Idea for making elbow and knee joints using pipe insulating tube foam found at Home Depot or Lowes for REALLY CHEAP!
http://www.diynet.com/diy/pl_pipes_fittings/article/0,2037,DIY_14190_2271350,00.html (http://www.diynet.com/diy/pl_pipes_fittings/article/0,2037,DIY_14190_2271350,00.html)


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Ben on April 27, 2006, 11:00:15 am
I know how to caulk around windows and doors now. :lol


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: puppetplanet on April 27, 2006, 01:59:23 pm

 :laughing:

Seriously, do you see why they would make great elbow and knee joints? Or should I take the time to give further details?

-Michele


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Ben on April 27, 2006, 06:32:34 pm
Yeah.  Actually I used them once as the "arm" parts and made the elbow out of fabric.  Fabric skin and WAH-LAH!


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Ron G. on April 27, 2006, 06:34:51 pm
Seriously, do you see why they would make great elbow and knee joints? Or should I take the time to give further details?


Would it have anything to do with this photo on the site, which shows how to cut notches in the tubular pipe insulation so that it will fit around T-joints in plumbing?

http://images.scrippsweb.com/DIY/2003/09/18/cfi109_1fb_e.jpg


Or this one, which shows how to cut them at 45º angles to accommodate an elbow joint in plumbing?

http://images.scrippsweb.com/DIY/2003/09/18/cfi109_1fa_e.jpg


Very clever... if the pipe insulation is used as the skeleton of the limbs I guess that the joint might need to be reinforced with something, depending on the style of puppet being constructed - unless the fabric skin covering them is strong enough by itself. Some marionettes use cord or rope, or some kind of strapping as the joint material. (Like nylon web backpack straps, for example.) Those 45º cuts in the ends of the pipe insulation would definitely help keep the joints from bending back in the wrong direction, if they were assembled properly...

:tup

Ron G.


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on April 27, 2006, 06:39:18 pm
I could see both methods used Ron.  I do think that the cloth covering of the skin would help to reinforce the joint and hold things together.

I really love the hardware store.  They have soooooo many puppet supplies.  They keep them in the back in a special room... just kidding. ;)


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: puppetplanet on April 27, 2006, 08:00:59 pm
Or this one, which shows how to cut them at 45º angles to accommodate an elbow joint in plumbing?

[url]http://images.scrippsweb.com/DIY/2003/09/18/cfi109_1fa_e.jpg[/url]


Very clever... if the pipe insulation is used as the skeleton of the limbs I guess that the joint might need to be reinforced with something, depending on the style of puppet being constructed - unless the fabric skin covering them is strong enough by itself. Some marionettes use cord or rope, or some kind of strapping as the joint material. (Like nylon web backpack straps, for example.) Those 45º cuts in the ends of the pipe insulation would definitely help keep the joints from bending back in the wrong direction, if they were assembled properly...

:tup

Ron G.


Yup, it's the 45º cuts made at the point where you want your joint to be. Reinforcing the joint with strips of duck tape is a good idea, and its even better if the "skin" of your character is made of a durable fabric like fur or muppet fleece.


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Ben on April 28, 2006, 05:24:02 am
Darn, I thought we were going to get to use caulk... :(


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: puppetplanet on April 28, 2006, 06:32:58 am
Darn, I thought we were going to get to use caulk... :(

Well, I guess you COULD use caulk, but don't hold your breath waiting for it to dry! Also, it might be just a tad bit messy.  :yuck


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: puppetplanet on May 07, 2006, 08:33:01 pm

There is always this too: http://www.puppet-planet.com/buildyourown.html

 ;)


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Sonny on December 28, 2006, 09:57:36 am
Boy, this is all great stuff...
I'm so glad I found this forum!

Thank you!


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Magenta on January 31, 2007, 07:49:36 pm
Adding a link to this thread...

http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php/topic,1645.0.html

I've got the links to a free pattern there.  Scroll down it's toward the middle. 

I was afraid it would get lost in the shuffle. :)


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: CCO on February 20, 2007, 08:58:01 am
www.puppetshoppe.com


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: pjspuppets on July 26, 2007, 03:55:55 pm
www.pjspuppets.com


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Puppet-Planet on September 11, 2007, 03:50:13 pm
Here you go SHould.... took me a bit to find it. This thread actually has a lot more information in it than I remembered, but information regarding the arm "joints" is in the second post on this thread under my old ID "puppetplanet".

It's the last link.

Puppet Hugs,
-Michele

This particular photo is what I was referring to:

(http://img.diynetwork.com/DIY/2003/09/18/cfi109_1fb_e.jpg)


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: SHould on September 11, 2007, 04:28:21 pm
Cool, thanks Michele! I will look at it carefully tonight. Maybe i will be able to finish the arms of my monster tomorrow thanks to your help.

You are the best!
Break a rod for your convention. And have a great time.

Puppet hug,
SHould


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Billy D. Fuller on October 28, 2007, 11:52:26 am
I was not sure where to post this but if anyone has free not copyrighted patterns that you can share here at Puppets and Stuff please do so. I know magenta has the PDF file of her Pattern in the projects section and Michele offers some free informatin on her site.
http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php/topic,1730.0.html (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php/topic,1730.0.html)
http://www.puppet-planet.com/buildyourown.html (http://www.puppet-planet.com/buildyourown.html)

Andrew has some free patterns over at Puppet building
http://www.puppetbuilding.com (http://www.puppetbuilding.com)

We should have the Paul Louis and Barbara dewey videos. We also have Nicebraga from You Tube. If you know of any new resources to add please do so.

Barbara Dewey- Barbara was nice enough to give us copies of the pattern she uses in the video........... Here is her own personal Website
http://www.christiannewsletters.com/view/?pageID=339655 (http://www.christiannewsletters.com/view/?pageID=339655)
http://www.youtube.com/user/BarbaraDewey (http://www.youtube.com/user/BarbaraDewey)

Nicebraga
http://www.youtube.com/user/nicebraga (http://www.youtube.com/user/nicebraga)

Paul Louis from Expert Village .com

http://hobbies.expertvillage.com/interviews/making-puppets.htm (http://hobbies.expertvillage.com/interviews/making-puppets.htm)

http://www.expertvillage.com/interviews/puppet-company.htm (http://www.expertvillage.com/interviews/puppet-company.htm)


Billy d.


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: zaza on March 26, 2008, 03:53:28 am
http://puppetbuilding.com/hand--rod-puppets/free-round-head-puppet-pattern.html

I use this one, it has helped me a lot!


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Jon on March 26, 2008, 09:12:07 am
I've used that pattern too, Zaza.  Thanks Andrew for making it available for free.  It's a great pattern.


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Billy D. Fuller on March 29, 2008, 04:37:20 pm
www.puppetshoppe.com

I have been  a fan of your website for years. I did not see a puppet pattern listed forsale
How much are they?


Billy D.


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: nynah on March 12, 2009, 07:30:43 pm
Oh my...i'm in puppet pattern heaven....i'm a third shifter tho, so it'll have to be tomorrow morning before i can check all this out...thanks everyone!
Nina


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: nynah on March 13, 2009, 12:46:11 pm
Andrew has some free patterns over at Puppet building
http://www.puppetbuilding.com

The link above comes up with a Login page. Can you tell me how to get logged in?
Nina


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Billy D. Fuller on March 13, 2009, 01:51:01 pm
Andrew has some free patterns over at Puppet building
[url]http://www.puppetbuilding.com[/url]

The link above comes up with a Login page. Can you tell me how to get logged in?
Nina


Andrew has his site down at the moment................. His site was recently hit by spammers or something and he is in the process of rebuilding the site. This can take some time. Meanwhile I have put some of his patterns in my gallery until he is back up and running and then they will be removed. ( Thanks Andrew )
The site was/is great.... makes sure you bookmark it for the future.

Billy


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Magenta on August 03, 2009, 12:32:16 pm
Here is the pattern I did for the build along a while back.  If it goes dead just pm me.  I'll put it back.

http://rapidshare.com/files/263329533/pupp.zip


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Magenta on August 03, 2009, 12:35:53 pm
Puppets Brazil has become a little hard to find.  If you are looking the pattern is here.

http://www.4shared.com/file/64498314/2cdfec68/Tutorial_puppetsbrazil_fantoche_dois_irmos.html?s=1

I just realized that is not the one they use in the youtube video. (Here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKokfyY6ADQ&feature=channel_page) If it has become unavailable you can try my similar pattern.  It's here.

http://rapidshare.com/files/263332469/puppetfinal.zip



Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Billy D. Fuller on August 03, 2009, 12:44:43 pm
Puppets Brazil has become a little hard to find.  If you are looking the pattern is here.

[url]http://www.4shared.com/file/64498314/2cdfec68/Tutorial_puppetsbrazil_fantoche_dois_irmos.html?s=1[/url]


I am receiving the Puppet Brazil complete puppet kits this week. If anyone is interested they are $50 each not counting S/H
These kits include everything you need to build a puppet...with instructions and a pattern to build future puppets. PM if you are interested.

Billy D.


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: MsPuppet on August 31, 2009, 08:31:23 pm
The boy blue and the foam monster pattern web sites are no longer there.


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Billy D. Fuller on August 31, 2009, 08:38:37 pm
The boy blue and the foam monster pattern web sites are no longer there.

Blue boy pattern is in my gallery............ not sure what the foam monster pattern is ??

Billy d.


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Paul Santellana on September 29, 2009, 08:31:46 am
How sad that so many puppet patterns and puppet web sites are disappearing. I was really hoping to add some new patterns to my collection for me to use. I only have a few, and now noticed that the free patterns you have listed here are almost all non existant. What a bummer. But that is why God gave us the creativity to modify old patterns...


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: neal on September 29, 2009, 12:59:46 pm
i could not get the first two links from puppet planet to open it says they have been closed and grey seals to


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Billy D. Fuller on September 29, 2009, 01:19:48 pm
i could not get the first two links from puppet planet to open it says they have been closed and grey seals to


They are some missing links and some that are outdated. Most of them opened for me.

Billy D.

http://www.greysealpuppets.com/FoamB.html (http://www.greysealpuppets.com/FoamB.html)


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on July 06, 2015, 07:48:17 am
Alejandro Ramón over at FB has been posting some patters in the Puppet Makers Workshop group.  He just posted a link to his site where he is indexing them all and thought I would share it here. http://www.youppets.com/puppet-patterns-recopilation-recopilacion-de-patrones-de-marionetas/ (http://www.youppets.com/puppet-patterns-recopilation-recopilacion-de-patrones-de-marionetas/)  The site is mainly in Spanish but he translates text in many places and the patterns are mainly marked in English.  No real detailed instructions with these so I would say they are not for beginners unless you know how to read a pattern.


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: pagestep007 on July 18, 2015, 09:26:36 pm
I just went through this thread and  these are some links that are still working...


http://www.projectpuppet.com (http://www.projectpuppet.com)

Patterns from $20- $60

Simple series:
glorified sock puppet
Roly Puppet
Pinhead puppet
Melon head
alternate body pattern
leg and feet pattern


Monster series:
mostro
Borsa

The Forma Series:
Rotondo
Punto
Ovale
Rotondo fleece head covering
Punto Fleece Head covering.




VIP Puppet Company
http://www.mwt.net/~jmrdc/youcantoo.htm (http://www.mwt.net/~jmrdc/youcantoo.htm)

You can do it puppet

$24.95+$5 S/H Has Chapters DVD, Patterns and eBook  all the step by step details



One Way Street ...
Creative Ministry solutions
http://www.creativemin.com/ (http://www.creativemin.com/)
http://www.creativemin.com/category/puppet_building (http://www.creativemin.com/category/puppet_building)

People Puppet Pattern $15
Human-Arm Shirt Pattern $8
Musical Note Puppet Pattern $15
The Glorified "Sock" Puppet Pattern $20
Rod Puppet Flower Pattern $15
Clam Shell Puppet Pattern $12
Easy Animal Puppet Patterns $12


http://www.innisanimation.com/puppets/scooter.htm (http://www.innisanimation.com/puppets/scooter.htm)
http://innisanimation.com/puppets/kermit.htm (http://innisanimation.com/puppets/kermit.htm)
http://innisanimation.com/puppets/kermitpattern.jpg (http://innisanimation.com/puppets/kermitpattern.jpg)


http://puppet-planet.com/Nunpuppettutorial.html (http://puppet-planet.com/Nunpuppettutorial.html)

from forum:  PUPPETPATTERN.zip (544.7 KB - downloaded 115 times.)

PJ's Puppets:
http://www.pjspuppets.com/ (http://www.pjspuppets.com/)
patterns and DVD $75

From this Forum:
http://www.pjspuppets.com/ (http://www.pjspuppets.com/)

And... http://sdrv.ms/1an29Y5 (http://sdrv.ms/1an29Y5)  for  a free generic puppet pattern I did a tutorial on  youtube of.


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on July 19, 2015, 07:00:48 am
Hey thanks for the updates on these!  I know sometimes info get's old in threads like this but hate to get rid of them because of the info that is still good in them. I've used some of your overview to update the FAQ on this subject. http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/faq (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/faq)


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: pagestep007 on July 19, 2015, 09:47:12 am
Great.  That is a good collection on the FAQ.  Many thanks to Billy for the collection he has in his album. This is  actually the first time I have looked at it all... (ahem...)

A few observations and questions:

In the popular mechanics PDF in Billy's album, Celastic is mentioned. Has anyone  used it? I have never heard of it even though it has been around my entire lifetime.

The  Blue Boy PDF.. so THAT is where that pattern came from! I was given it years ago and this year I finally tried it out, and it is sitting on the table in my patio waiting for  some arms to be attached. :)

Barbara Dewey patterns, one of the links in this thread above, lead you to the patterns that are in Billy's album

Brazil Puppets... has anyone covered their ones with fleece? I  tried one in foam and the tension around the  mouth was too much for my liking. I was wondering if  cloth covering would give it  more strength.

The Fraggle head... is it copy-written? And just wondering... Kermit and Scooter in the thread above... are they copy-written?

In one of the  threads listed in the  FAQ,
 Na posted: a free tutorial
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=401980.0 (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=401980.0)
http://files.badahori.com/Head03_Pattern_05.12.2013.pdf (http://files.badahori.com/Head03_Pattern_05.12.2013.pdf)

The link is still working :)


ArthurS has some gridded pics of  some patterns on his blog http://puppetsmitharts.blogspot.com/ (http://puppetsmitharts.blogspot.com/)
hands
bodies
claw and horn head
scooter
various heads and hands 
all foams I presume, no skins.

And Gabriel's fish  is  still on his blog.  CMT ministries.
http://cmtministries.blogspot.com/2012/06/free-blacklight-fish-puppet-pattern.html (http://cmtministries.blogspot.com/2012/06/free-blacklight-fish-puppet-pattern.html)

And last  question:
If we want to share non copy-written patterns, would it be a good idea to somehow get them to Billy to put in his Album, as it is a good  'in one place' collection. And if so, what is the best way to do that?



Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Chris Arveson on July 19, 2015, 02:43:11 pm
(http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4276) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=4276)

Buratino here is made from the Brazil pattern and is covered with fleece. I had no problem with strength or durability at all, and very much like the pattern, largely because it differs so from most of the other patterns out there. I had to enlarge it a little to fit my hand, but beyond that, I thought it an excellent pattern.


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on July 20, 2015, 07:20:11 am
Regarding copyright, the Kermit and Scooter patterns are from a dissection of toy versions of the puppets I believe. I guess that technically they would be copyrighted but they have been around for ever and no one has challenged them. The Fraggle one in Billy's gallery is from a member here that was trying to reproduce the shape and what she came up with through trial and error. Not really the original so I would say that on is free and clear of copyright.

You could try PM'ing Billy or catching him on FB but I say just upload them to your own Gallery and then put a post here about them. :)


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Billy D. Fuller on July 20, 2015, 10:16:25 am
I agree with Shawn! a lot of the patterns in my album have been circulating on the internet for years with mo problem. It seems we have had multiple discussions on copyrights in one thread or another. I have a lot of stuff on external hard drives that would take a bit of searching but I can find anything in question. I would say upload it to a gallery and then add it to this updated post. We can deal with if it is legal or not. My theory is whenever in doubt leave it out and save it for your own records or share in a PM with other members.n


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: pagestep007 on July 20, 2015, 06:54:52 pm
Thanks Shawn and Billy. I am not paranoid or anything. I just wondered about the copyright stuff. All sounds good. I generally work with the idea of making my own stuff anyway, and a plus with that is, you can sleep at night knowing that if anyone says anything, you know for sure that you designed it, and you have some sort  of proof of the making of it. It is true though, that even if you make your own patterns, sometimes they end up looking like some other pattern , because there is often similar logic in the way things go together.  Thanks again.


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: Floydaroo on February 19, 2018, 01:21:36 pm
I offer free patterns at joshinshaker.com


Title: Re: [FAQ] Where can I find a puppet pattern?
Post by: PuppetPrints on February 28, 2018, 08:29:00 pm
I sell patterns that come with Puppet mechs to put in them! They are 29-70$ I have an Eyebrow Mechanism and pattern combo, Eye Blink Mechanism and Pattern Combo, and A Rat Pattern with a mouth mechanism with more on the way!  PuppetPrints.com