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Pool Noodle Puppet tutorial location Replies 5

Posted by lelier on Mar 09, 2019

Good evening!   My husband and I have been building a puppet team at our church and would love to have a couple of Hubie Tubies for the kids to work with. As I've looked for them…

Mache Tree Bark Replies 0

Posted by pagestep007 on Jun 09, 2017

Hi. If you were contemplating  including some trunks or trees in your production, here is a method you may consider to make the trunk a little more realistic with a mache texture. …

Folding furniture Replies 9

Posted by pagestep007 on Feb 13, 2017

Hi all,Sometimes space is scarce, and furniture for your puppet set need to be stored in the smallest space possible. Here are a few ideas on making collapsible furniture:http://youtu.be/Wcu3Kriyob4

Pitch foam sheet problem Replies 6

Posted by azag93 on Jun 07, 2016

Hi,I was building a puppet and I had no problem with make pattern, trace and cut edge perfectly with x-acto knife.I use either hot glue or cement to put foam together into shape and what happen was,…

Eye Mechanism Replies 0

Posted by Shawn on Jan 08, 2016

I saw this over on The Fettig Project group at FB and thought it would be worth re-sharing here.  Someone has created the 3d models for an eye mech and uploaded it to Thingivers:…

How to pattern a body charecter Replies 7

Posted by Shawn on Jun 21, 2015

I know this has been discussed before but someone posted the link over on FB and I wanted to share it here. There are some great tips in general on building. He shows how to pattern, transfer to foam,…

Masking Tape Pattern Replies 5

Posted by ArthurS on Jul 30, 2014

Here is a quick way to make your own pattern.  This is really good for both simple patterns, as well as those odd-shaped puppets.Wad paper up into the general shape you wantUse a layer or two of…

Marionette working mouth Replies 10

Posted by Steve C on Jul 17, 2014

Anyone know of any books or maybe web sites that show how to make different working mouths for a marionette..I know there are various ways to do it but some diagrams would be helpful..thanks

Snapper Rods: A quick and easy arm rod solution Replies 4

Posted by Scrapsflippy on Oct 14, 2013

Not a perfect solution, but a solution that takes very little time and costs very little money!Snapper Rods.

Hand in mouth basics. Replies 3

Posted by Shawn on Jul 31, 2013

I kind of like this guys tutorial on making a puppet. I think he captures some of the very basic issues that new builders run into gives solutions.…

puppet eye details Replies 9

Posted by sentryshooter777@yahoo.co on Jun 17, 2013

I need help on constructing puppet eye bags..like the type of bags to show exhaustion or the puppet being tired in a sense. I tried rolling up some foam and sewing a little sack of fleece and gluing…

osterich feathers how to glue Replies 4

Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen on May 30, 2013

Can someone tell me how to attach hair from osterich feathers on the head of a puppet? And how to split,to get a great coupe.Thanks!

Latex Puppet Replies 2

Posted by andruppets on Apr 10, 2013

Hello Puppet Fellow Builders! I am making an attempt at making a latex puppet. I am sculpting it with a chavant clay. Do you guise have any tips? Do you know if there is a video tutorial I could watch…

Attaching arms and legs with knotted rope. Replies 3

Posted by ArthurS on Jan 10, 2013

Trying to get a little movement out of the puppets, I have started trying this.  Cut out 2 arm pieces, flip the pattern and cut two more. Match one of each up so the sides you want out are facing…

Sculpted arms idea Replies 3

Posted by ArthurS on Oct 19, 2012

Having done a latex head puppet with fleece arms, I needed to find a better method to make arms.  Again, instead of making a huge, long post, I'll just point to my blog.  I also put…

Silicone skin puppets Replies 24

Posted by pagestep007 on Oct 18, 2012

Hi everyone, I have decided to let you all in on a method I have found, similar to the latex on foam, puppet type construction, but using Silicone instead of latex.…

From two dimensions to three Replies 0

Posted by Shawn on Aug 08, 2012

Been on the prowl around the internet and found this unique approach to creating a three dimensional sculpture out of a two dimensional drawing.  While she is not making a puppet the technique…

I need some help Replies 5

Posted by David Counterman on Jul 01, 2012

I want to make a simple hand mechanism for some of my rod puppets but I keep getting problems left and right.I want to control the finger of the rod puppet like the way the Muppets did in the Dark…

Paper Mache Rocks Replies 35

Posted by pagestep007 on Jun 30, 2012

Hi Guys. Some of you might be wanting to build sets for your productions. I found rocks were a  little tricky to figure out to do cheaply, effectively, and to store well, when I  first…

Hot Glue Mastery Replies 2

Posted by 1stage on Apr 20, 2012

So, what's to "Master" with hot glue? You plug the gun in, it gets hot, you stick the glue stick in the back and squeeze it through with the trigger onto what you need to stick things…
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