Puppet without a mouth Posted by Krafty Karacters on Sep 26, 2014
Hi, I am about to start a build of a hand puppet that is not going to have a mouth.  I am trying to work out the best way to still have a mouth plate inside of the foam head for the puppeteer to hold and move the head.  Do you think if I still build as I would normally for a puppet with a mouth, but in this case glued the mouth closed that that would work?

I hope this question makes sense, it was a little difficult putting it into writing...

Mmm,  just read what I wrote above........ And now that I read back over my question, I think my idea will work (...helps to write things down sometimes), but as I have come this far I will still go ahead and post it in case others have a better idea... Thanks.
Puppet without a mouth Posted by Na on Sep 26, 2014
Why not use block foam instead? Or even just glue a block of foam inside your head, and carve in some grooves for grip?

If you do the latter just make the front of the head a half sphere, the back of the head a quarter sphere, leaving the 'fourth quarter' of the sphere for head/neck access. - for clarity look for patterns or diagrams that use the three-piece method, and ignore the fact that they build opening mouths.
Re: Puppet without a mouth Posted by Shawn on Sep 26, 2014
I think makeing the head like you normally do and then gluing the mouth shut should work fine.
Re: Puppet without a mouth Posted by Krafty Karacters on Sep 27, 2014
Thanks for your replies. I will post pics when I finish.
Re: Puppet without a mouth Posted by pagestep007 on Sep 27, 2014
looking forward to seeing some pics of your creation.

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