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Reddit Anyone? Replies 7

Posted by Franklin on Jul 31, 2018

Who in here gets on Reddit? I have been playing around with it lately and didn't find any subreddits that I liked because the ones I have come across seem to be more fan based rather than…

Puppet Etiquette: AKA Don't touch my Puppet! Replies 2

Posted by Brian Douglas on Jun 25, 2018

I have 10 puppets now (and growing) and I'm considering bringing one of them along to work (I work 70 hours a week) to help develop their quirks.My issue is that I know my co-workers will want to…

Out of Curiosity Replies 7

Posted by Franklin on Mar 10, 2018

OK, so I know that curiosity killed the cat, but was recently in a conversation with a friend who asked this, and it never occurred to me that I never knew the answer to this.My first training in…

Gi'day from sunny New Zealand Replies 1

Posted by C16thFoxe on Jan 01, 2018

Long time no post but have been quietly lurking in the wings ... Have had a change of direction regards puppetry: started in-depth researching shadow puppetry last year. Been reading "Theatre of…

The Muppets. (ABC) Opinions? Replies 1

Posted by Harley on Sep 03, 2017

So, I have viewed some of the episodes of The Muppets. on ABC. Yes. The period is part of the title. But personally, I'm not a fan of the show. However, I'm not against The Muppets…

Flame for Flare Replies 0

Posted by Gail on Sep 01, 2017

I finally retired from work yesterday!  We did a puppet show at my party to commemorate our successes.  I made floating roof tank and flash tank and a big flare with a flame, oh and Elvis…

Ventriloquist Mascot WIP Replies 29

Posted by TygerMin on Jun 19, 2017

I enlarged a Rotondo pattern for a mascot head and am now looking at ventilation.  It will be a patched teddy bear, so I will be taking advantage of using mesh patches on the top of the head…

Puppetry to support core values Replies 6

Posted by Sandra on Jun 17, 2017

Hi all,These days, I am trying to create my marionettes by keeping my footprint on the planet as small as possible. I try to buy the items that I need in stores I go to, and I try not to buy online as…

Hair Replies 4

Posted by Sandra on Jun 11, 2017

Hi all, I wanted to share a Youtube channel I found about how to work on wigs for dolls, or in our case can be used for puppets/marionettes. The channel is entitled Mozekyto and you can find it at…

Creative Paper Clay Replies 8

Posted by Sandra on Jun 11, 2017

Hi all, I would like to ask all fellow marionette builders what is the best recipe out there for creative paper clay. I do not have the budget or the chance to go buy some of that stuff every month,…

Weights for a marionette Replies 3

Posted by Sandra on Jun 10, 2017

Hi everybody, I am posting here because I am not sure where to post this question. If you wish to put it at another place Shawn, please feel free to do so, I do not mind.I have some bb parashute type…

Easter Friends Replies 0

Posted by Gail on Apr 11, 2017

I have been making little Easter finger puppets, sugar panoramic eggs, and Mr Weiner and Family. My Grand kids love them. Happy Easter!

Favourite types of puppets?? Replies 6

Posted by cirques on Nov 18, 2016

I'm curious what your favourite type of puppet is !!Hand puppets, finger puppets, marionettes, animatronic, fullbody?? Maybe ventriloquist puppets?What about your favourite sub-type if…

Bat Joke Replies 4

Posted by Gail on Aug 19, 2016

At my office we had a real bat come out of the ceiling for one of our new young guys. Tomorrow is his last day and I thought I would make him a bat puppet to take to his new job since he has to vacate…

how to advise actors to move like marionettes for a play (with no marionettes!) Replies 1

Posted by momtso on Mar 28, 2016

Greetings fellow puppeteers!This may be a little off topic but here goes: A friend of mine is a professor in an acting school and his students will be staging Pinocchio at the end of the semester. So…

If Fozzie was a superhero..... Replies 3

Posted by TygerMin on Dec 17, 2015

Have another con coming up, and the guests put the theme as Flash/Arrow/Gotham.  So, my cosplay will be a superhero, as Muppet of choice being Fozzie Bear.  Was thinking of doing a white and…

Why is this hobby so addicting? Replies 7

Posted by TygerMin on Dec 12, 2015

So, my normal pattern is to come up with a new idea, struggle with it, and walk away.  But I can't seem to shake puppets!  My last project, focusing on a single puppet's vlogs,…

puppet Company slowly moving forwards and a few questions. Replies 0

Posted by milly on Oct 20, 2015

Hello again all, Its been a while since I last posted but things are slowly moving forwards. I now have 4 of us who are ready to do rod puppets and learn from each other all we need to, and others of…

when you don't have enough time... Replies 1

Posted by mrbumblepants on Oct 09, 2015

How do you deal when there is limited time to work on your puppetry? I've had so many projects & responsibilities, it's been near impossible the last few months. And on days like today…

Tips on "Dumifying" a Tweet... Replies 13

Posted by TygerMin on Aug 23, 2015

I am in the process on launching two puppets on social media with Twitter, FaceBook, and weekly vlogs on YouTube.  One character is easy as he has no focus and jumps from subject to subject and…

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