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Light Source for Shadow Puppets Replies 0

Posted by bricelike on Oct 27, 2012

Hi all. I design shadow puppets for a children's theatre. I have been trying to find the perfect light source for a nice crisp shadow. I really like the look of LED's but have been having a…

molding & casting Replies 4

Posted by zooooom on Oct 26, 2012

A couple of photos of my homemade rotocasting machine. I will take and post more photos of mold making and casting, trials and errors method as usual  molds are ready for castingRotocasting…

Covering foam head with cloth? Replies 5

Posted by Danny Lions on Oct 24, 2012

Hi guys! I finally managed to work up the courage to try making my first real hand puppet, but now I'm not brave enough to try covering it in cloth. To complicate matters, I didn't use a…

Help unglueing hot glued eyes! Replies 4

Posted by Ahhyahh on Oct 24, 2012

Hi everyone,     My first post.  I am new here.  But I have a puppet emergency!  I am somewhat crafty and I am building an illusion Halloween costume.  I screwed up and…

Monster fur? Replies 5

Posted by Louise on Oct 21, 2012

I'm starting a new puppet and am in disparate need of (preferably inexpensive) monster fur, specifically white and brown. I know my local fabric store doesn't have any, considering I…

amount of fabric Replies 14

Posted by Theatrophobia on Oct 20, 2012

i'm looking at making a "melting montser" puppet. I want it to have one live hand glove like the borsa puppet( not buying the pattern yet, going to try it without a pattern). and was…

Help me name this guy! Replies 1

Posted by rcmoore1986 on Oct 11, 2012

I built this guy last night. Unfortunately, I feel as if he looks too similar to Elmo so I am having a hard time developing his persona. Shoot me some name ideas and maybe voice ideas (deep, high…

new puppet idea perhaps... Replies 3

Posted by Theatrophobia on Oct 04, 2012

I'm currently working on 2 projects at the moment.. one is a reworking of the glorified sock puppet into a dinosaur type... and another is a LEGO mini figure puppet, which is pretty cool at the…

Square headed puppets? Replies 8

Posted by Shoeshine on Oct 01, 2012

Trying to adjust the pinhead project puppet pattern to be more of a squared off head, instead of narrowing at the top. Any suggestions on what to do? I've never adjusted patterns before, so…

First time build - replica (suggestions?) Replies 0

Posted by HawkontheHill on Oct 01, 2012

Hey everyone... So I am looking to build a Franklin Delano Bluth replica puppet. In case you don't know what he looks like, here's a picture. I saw a few instructional guides for how to…

Proper head shape Replies 25

Posted by THansen1 on Sep 28, 2012

Hello everyone, my name is Tom. I'm pretty new to puppet building, I'd given it a shot a few years ago and lost steam. I've since come into contact with some real creative, supportive,…

enlarging a pattern from project puppet Replies 15

Posted by Theatrophobia on Sep 12, 2012

Hey, I'm in need of enlarging the size of a some project puppet patterns to fit bigger hands, and so the puppet is a little bit roomier. I don't have any special software and don't own…

Meet Bucky Ray Goldstein Replies 3

Posted by Wheels47130 on Sep 10, 2012

 I just finished him up. I have been working on him and his character. He lives in Opossum Creek KY. He is proud to be working at the local jelly plant. He is a country hick good ole boy all the…

Foam Question Replies 3

Posted by MsPuppet on Sep 01, 2012

I've read everything I can find on here about foam.  Here's the deal: regular 1/2 foam (the blue/green foam from the fabric store) is not holding its shape in the head of the puppet I…

How do I make a round doll head? Replies 4

Posted by jperrier on Aug 30, 2012

I want to make a baby doll puppet with the blanket behind it for my daughter. I have one that is 30 years old, it is made of nylon, there is a hair roller in the head and you can manipulate the head…

What to do with these... Replies 5

Posted by Shawn on Aug 30, 2012

Joy Filled Puppets asked this question over on FaceBook and I thought it was just too good a topic to not re-post here. I hate that FB makes it impossible to share links to photos but you can see the…

Deon Spelin with hair Replies 2

Posted by Wheels47130 on Aug 29, 2012

 Issac was finally clear so I went to Disney World, AKA JoAnn Fabrics today   Bought a bunch of good stuff. So I added hair to Deon finally. I think he is a little high right now too.I did…

Arm/leg joints? Replies 12

Posted by ArthurS on Aug 28, 2012

I just got my copy of "The Foam book" the other day.  Reading through it, I see for legs and arms, they show the individual parts (hand, forearm, upper arm/foot, calf, thigh) made…

QUestion about patterns Replies 8

Posted by MsPuppet on Aug 25, 2012

What is the difference between Project Puppets Pinhead and Punto patterns?  They look similar, but I assume there is a difference?

Here is my newest Replies 5

Posted by Wheels47130 on Aug 23, 2012

I can't believe the difference from this one and my  first one. I have learned so much on this board. Thanks to everyone for all the support and suggestions.

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