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Street string Puppet Show ideas

Started by Swannie in Puppet Performance. Last reply by Fred Einsle yesterday. 3 Replies

I want to create a few string puppets for street theater ... Already have a skeleton idea, and a song or two that will work.... the need is to go to a shopping mall and busk ... so a "walk on by"…Continue

easy puppet box pattern

Started by Swannie in Puppet Performance Aug 9. 0 Replies

I have to make a puppetbox for a lady with two 10 and 11 year old kids, anybody have a suggestion or pattern, needs to be able to fold up and fit into a sedan type car

Great Lakes Regional Puppet Festival

Started by David C. Herzog in Puppet Design & Building. Last reply by David C. Herzog Jul 15. 8 Replies

the website for the Great lakes Regional Puppetry Festival is www.greatlakespoa.comI have posted PDFs of the registration and lodging forms Dates are July…Continue

stabilizing legs on modified bunraku style puppet

Started by Kim Wilson in Puppet Design & Building May 11. 0 Replies

HI guys, wondering if anyone out there would know how to stabilize the joints for a puppet like Philipe Gentry's version here:…Continue

Tags: joints, rod, control, puppet, modified


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Posted by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) on July 13, 2014 at 7:26pm 0 Comments

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Posted by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) on June 24, 2014 at 7:02pm 0 Comments

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