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jgpuppet11
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« on: January 07, 2009, 06:38:08 pm »

need idea and/or pattern for an ant puppet. was thinking could make puppet from poof foam balls or Styrofoam balls. thank you for any help.
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Jon
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 07:12:12 pm »

Here's a pciture of an ant puppet I made several months ago.  If you go to a thread in the forum intitled Adam Ant there is some description of the build process.

Adam
Billy D. Fuller
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 08:15:03 pm »

Ant know need to search any further..... I think Jon has just the right pattern for you.

Billy D.
miguel
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 07:15:07 am »

That is a best puppet ant I ever seen (Without putting any other work down)

A great sample to follow!
jgpuppet11
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 05:47:59 pm »

Jon,, thank you, that is a beautiful looking ant. and Billy, I agree, no need to look further, except I'm not sure I'm capable of building a puppet like this.
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Jon
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 07:15:56 pm »

basically the puppet is a head and two eggs made from half inch foam and covered with black fleece.  O yeah there is the mechanism but that's not really very difficult either and there are even simpler variations. 
In short I think you could do it.  I mean I've only been building puppets for a year.  At the building of the ant is was only about 6 months. 

Just take your time and build it one step at a time.  That's all it is, one step at a time.
Billy D. Fuller
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2009, 06:24:43 am »

Jon,, thank you, that is a beautiful looking ant. and Billy, I agree, no need to look further, except I'm not sure I'm capable of building a puppet like this.
jgpuppet11

I had a Art Teacher one time that said quote: ( Can't never could do nothing until you try the first time. ) unquote

So jump right in there and if you get to a point that you don't understand Jon or any of us will be here to help. I have full confidence that you can do it.

Billy D.
StiqPuppet Productions
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2009, 12:13:06 pm »

Give it a try, we are glad to help you out when you need it.

Daryl H
jgpuppet11
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2009, 06:23:33 pm »

thanks. I will give it a try. BUT where do I start?
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Jon
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2009, 07:22:33 pm »

Start by making a drawing of what you want the puppet to look like.  It can be a simple line drawing (thats all I use) or it can be more detailed.  The idea is to clearly define what you are trying to build.

Then decide how big you want it to be.  Size was a big factor for me.  I need  the ant to be small in relationship to other puppets I have made and this meant that the head was too small to accomodate a hand. So I built a mechanism to opperate the mouth.

After this I made a full size paper mock up of the head.  i like to use paper because I don't feel bad throwing the whole thing away and starting over if I don't like how its going.  Once the paper head is down I carefull take it apart and use it for the pattern for the head.

I could add more of the steps I have used but I think this may be able to get you started.

Have fun!!!!

Jon
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