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Creating a 3D Foam Whale Replies 18

Posted by jthomfoolery on May 10, 2014

Creating a puppet show for my kids book, "Some Bunny Loves You," and looking for some advice on how to bring to 3D life a "whale submarine" that one of the bunnies rides in.…

Hair Technique Replies 13

Posted by Out of the Box Puppets on May 08, 2014

When I posted photos of the Dragons on facebook I was asked about the hair technique. I started posted the "how to" process on our Facebook page if you are interested. Please feel free to…

Creating a Foam Latex puppet? Replies 3

Posted by NutbarPuppets on May 07, 2014

Hey fellow puppet builders. Does anyone have a useful link or suggestions for books / resources in self teaching how to make Foam Latex puppets. I have always wanted to sculpt mu own heads but I do…

Controllers Replies 15

Posted by erikawildrick on Apr 29, 2014

Is there someplace to buy marionette controllers without the puppet? I already posted on how I'm making marionettes, and I need to learn to string them properly. But it would make things a lot…

Fleece Gloves Replies 4

Posted by Dalerone on Apr 28, 2014

Sorry new to the forum, so hopefully this is where a post like this goes.   Are there places out there that sell Fleeve Gloves that would be human adult size that are made to look like…

Making my puppet stage a puppet Replies 3

Posted by boostergold on Apr 28, 2014

hello everyone, Now I need a little bit of advice I am using a stage built from pvc pipes which comes down into sections I have been toying with the idea of actually making my stage one of the puppets…

Building first marionettes. need help with stringing. Replies 9

Posted by erikawildrick on Apr 27, 2014

Ive built the marionettes and have attempted to make the controller for one and string him. He can walk and move his arms just fine, and his butt string lifts his tail end in the air--but how do I get…

Talking Tiki Head Replies 10

Posted by boycharles on Apr 03, 2014

Hello everyone, I'm new to making puppets and in the works of constructing a talking tiki head character for my after school program. I've been trying to find the best way to approach this…

feedback on sculpted head and eyes Replies 9

Posted by Michael_M on Apr 01, 2014

Making a puppet has been one of the most challenging endeavors I've ever attempted.    Although this is my first puppet I didn't anticipate spending months and yet still not be…

Ultimate Paper Mache Website Replies 3

Posted by kyledixondesigns on Mar 26, 2014

Hey there, everyone!  I just stumbled on this website...Ultimate Paper Mache.  It wouldn't surprise me if it's been posted on here before.  This lady's work is pretty…

making the head more feminine Replies 13

Posted by Michael_M on Feb 24, 2014

A brief intro: this is my first attempt at a puppet. I spent two months last year sculpting in clay with the intention of casting it in latex. Had to give up because I couldn't get a decent…

Best trimmers for faux fur? Replies 2

Posted by cathicks on Feb 24, 2014

Hey guys,I'm looking for recommendations for the best kind of electric hair clippers to buy to shave faux fur. I'm hoping to buy something that will stand the test of time against the…

grain of fabric Replies 5

Posted by nall29 on Feb 06, 2014

its been awhile since ive built a puppet and i was wondering when you build the hands which way do you do the grain of the fabric? thanks guys your help would mean a lot to me!

Making more interesting faces. Replies 13

Posted by chameleonguy on Jan 29, 2014

Good morning.I've recently started making some puppets as a hobby.  I've been working with some of the Project Puppet Patterns.  But now I'm looking to step my game up as it…

Question of Brazil Puppet Pattern Replies 57

Posted by Anton's Angels on Jan 08, 2014

Hi guys, my name is Anton (from Downunder) and I have a question about the Brazil puppet pattern. I am currently doing a test run on this pattern and if successful I would like to upscale it and use…

Plastic for molding Replies 6

Posted by Na on Oct 19, 2013

Thought people here might find this interesting: local (Oz) puppeteer uses 'Plastimake' a reusable, re-moldable plastic…

Big Bird Replies 45

Posted by TygerMin on Oct 06, 2013

Would love to attempt a Big Bird dressed up as Robin for a comic convention next year.  Any thoughts on how the neck and head are done regarding support?  Guessing the body would be…

Gasket Rubber in Australia Replies 23

Posted by Krafty Karacters on Sep 28, 2013

Hey there,  I am wanting to experiment with a flexible mouth plate in my next project, but I am having trouble finding it here is Australia.  So I went to ebay and found the…

Patches-- Eye suggestions Replies 11

Posted by TygerMin on Sep 26, 2013

I bought a variety of fabrics to work on puppet building, and seeing the scraps I had left gave me an idea.  So I started working on Patches:Few quick personal critiques:  A few white places…

Which colour thread? Replies 6

Posted by Krafty Karacters on Sep 23, 2013

I'm thinking ahead to my next project and I would like to try using two different colour fleeces on the face. Obviously when using one colour fabric I match my cotton/thread to that fabric. My…

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