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feathers as covering fabric Replies 2

Posted by Floydaroo on Feb 23, 2018

Hey guys! I have been wondering about how many feathers (by approximate weight) I would need to cover an entire bird puppet. Also, how would I go about attatching the feathers to the fabric... sewing?…

How To Attach Feathers As "Gills" ? Replies 5

Posted by WolfNoir on Feb 20, 2018

Hi everyone,I'm working on my first puppet to see if I can get the pattern down, and I decided to turn it into an axolotl. If you don't know what that is, it's a funny-looking…

What Style is this? Replies 2

Posted by The Puppet Dude on Jan 23, 2018

I was wondering if their was a name for this particular style of puppet head making. I have been calling it a foam fold over method, but surely there is a real name out there.

Selling Puppets Replies 7

Posted by Floydaroo on Jan 14, 2018

I have come to a point where I gave thought about selling puppets on ebay, etc. I am currently working on one for a family friend, but should I make some just to sell on ebay? I have come out with a…

Neck armature/skeleton for big puppet Replies 33

Posted by TygerMin on Jan 07, 2018

I want to do a Big Bird type puppet with a cable controlled mouth so I don't have to walk around with my arm in the air.  In planning, there are two areas I am seeking help with.First is the…

Boiling Faux Fur Replies 6

Posted by Floydaroo on Dec 23, 2017

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I have seen people talk about boiling faux fur. I have a couple of questions...1: What does it do to the fur?2: How do I do it?Thanks in advance! Floyd!

Building a puppet, having trouble with mouth/snout , any tips? Replies 2

Posted by CutToTheChase on Dec 23, 2017

Hello there!I'm currently building a puppet that I'm having to make a completely from scratch pattern since the design is so weird, and I am having a particularly hard time figuring out how…

Tips on working with feather fronds for facial hair? Replies 2

Posted by Ryan Weaver on Dec 14, 2017

Does anyone have any tips on working with feather fronds to make things such as facial hair?  I've read the fraggle building log on muppet central several times, where someone makes fraggle…

Fettig s amazing book glove and rod puppets Replies 2

Posted by Fatsnerran on Sep 14, 2017

Is someone interested in buying Fettig's Glove and Rod Puppets? I have an spare copy, UK 1973, good condition and complete, only the dustcover is A little bit torn. Plse let me know.

Questions Concerning Puppet Construction Replies 2

Posted by Lampshadefanman on Sep 13, 2017

Hi everyone. I'm fairly new to puppet making. I have made a few puppets but they aren't that great. I really want to make a good puppet that looks professional. I plan on remaking a puppet I…

Ortha Replies 2

Posted by Tioh on Aug 30, 2017

Here are some pictures of Ortha from the Eurofurence 23 puppet show: "The Skies of Astar" (an almost 3-hour amateur live show with took place in the Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany, 19th…

Beads in the Arms Replies 2

Posted by Lampshadefanman on Aug 29, 2017

In the video "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Making a Puppet" (Link: ) they use beads in the arms to make them more flexible and movable. I would like to do this for a puppet I'm…

Rattan/Wicker/Cane for Puppet Structure Replies 2

Posted by Avery on Aug 04, 2017

I'm building some puppets for a play. They'll be large so I need to make them as light as possible. I think a rattan/cane structure beneath very light fabric is probably my best bet.…

Marrionet controlers-woden, handmade FOR SALE Replies 0

Posted by bara on Jul 30, 2017

Hi, I used to make marrionets and still have some brand new, handmade wooden controlers that I purchased in Prague Czech Republic. Anyone interested? I have 15 of them and would like $10 for each plus…

3D Printing at UPS Replies 2

Posted by Snail on Jul 10, 2017

I just happened across this.  UPS is offering 3D printing at limited locations.  I found one location in Austin. I could not find the cost on line. My son bought some 3D printers and…

Giving a fleece-covered puppet a 5 o'clock shadow? Replies 6

Posted by Kat on May 08, 2017

Hi all! I'm working on a puppet version of this character:I've constructed him out of foam, and the shapes are all coming out pretty well - it's my first time making a complex humanoid…

Foam line up Replies 5

Posted by azag93 on Apr 24, 2017

Hi, just finished other puppet while ago and start rebuild one of my character.Now, what it's drive me crazy about is put foam head together is everytime I glue the middle head (After you glue…

Unusual head shape Replies 2

Posted by ThijsL on Apr 14, 2017

Hey,I'm trying to replicate a puppet character from an 80's tv-show. I'm kinda new to the muppet building scene and i would appreciate if someone could give me some tips and tricks on…

Arm length question Replies 5

Posted by Flipsauce on Apr 04, 2017

I'm in the process of building my first puppet, but it's from scratch, without a pattern. So, now I'm not sure how long I should make the arms. Is there some rule of thumb to follow?…

foam???? Replies 1

Posted by lou22 on Mar 09, 2017

Hi, I was wondering where you get your puppet foam?? I used to get it from a place in Georgia, but cannot remember. Any help will be appreciated.
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