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Hand in mouth puppet from stuffed animal.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tih Penfil Mar 21, 2010. 4 Replies

Has anyone made a hand in mouth puppet from a stuffed animal.  I am making one from a tiger Stuffed amimal I got from Good Will store.  I wanted to make the eyes move but I had a problem as the eyes…Continue

roughing out wooden puppet?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Syrotiak Oct 25, 2010. 10 Replies

Hello,   Does anyone know of a fast way to rough out a wooden marionette puppet,  I am after a life like appearance in the wood itself, including the joints.  I was thinking of aluminum knee and…Continue

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Relationship to Puppetry
Just beginning, intererested in life like marionettes
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
Saw an ad in paper for Cashore Marionette performacnce
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
Cashore Marionettes
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
a cowboy
More About Me:
I am particularly interested in construction of marionettes, and making them look as real as possible.
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At 6:11am on February 25, 2010, chad Harkins said…
HI dudley I"M Chad "welcome to "Puppet Hub" I'm from Wisconsin too,Appleton so welcome Dudley
At 9:46am on February 27, 2010, David C. Herzog said…
Hi Dudley, If you get a chance look at the discussion currently on the main page of puppet hub about The Great Lakes Regional Puppetry Conference this summer in Springfield, Illinois. Going to a festival and actually meeting with puppeteerrs and seeing their work is one of the best ways to learn the craft. For example, I will be doing a workshop called power tool basics for the puppeteer, among other techniques I will be demonstrating how wooden marionette parts are are cut out on a band saw and roughed out on a belt sander. If you can not attend the conference this summer every year we in the Great Lakes have a weekend puppet gathering called the puppeteers Potlatch in Angola Indiana. It is a less formal weekend puppetry gathering where you can really see the work of other people up close, and talk with people about techniques. The great thing about these gatherings is you can talk to long time pros who are more than willing to show and share their knowledge. I also suggest you check out www.puppeteers.org it is the web site of the Puppeteers of America, I have been a member for 40 plus years and have learned so much of what I know from many of the great pros that I have met over the years. You should also check out the Wisconsin puppetry Guild, as getting their newsletter would keep you informed of puppetry gatherings. There is a link to their web site on the P of A web site. Our current regional Director is Chuck Voight from Hazel Green WI. For example Chuck and His wife Sandye wil be performing at the Regional and he knows a thing or two or three about marionetes himself. The most important thing to know about the organizations and festivals is that the people involved area very friendly bunch and are more than willing to share their knowledge, and are always glad to welcome new people.
At 5:27pm on February 27, 2010, Dudley B. Cooper said…
Thanks for all the info, I would like to go to the regional meeting. hope I can
At 6:09pm on March 3, 2010, Joseph Emory said…
I like your Einstein very kewl. I have been using Latex or alumilite. The latex I use in plaster molds and it dries to a very stiff rubber that takes wood filler grinding sanding etc. The alumilite I use a soft latex rubber mold that I pour a two part mix into and roll around to get an even coat all around while it sets. Very quick strong and takes the same type of filling or grinding as the latex. I don't have a real pref. to either for heads but I like the alumilite for molding legs. I guess I have to aproach your question on a per cast basis. Look at my photo albums and pick one that you would like more info. I use so many different methods. Any information I have though your welcome to. there is also a chat in the bottom right and some members chat which gives you real quick answers often times. Thanks.
At 11:06pm on March 3, 2010, Dudley B. Cooper said…
Thanks, I like the Einstein too. But I feel very humbled when I see all that you have done. It sounds like the latex may be easier for me. Where do you get the latex? After the marionette I would like to try a hand and rod puppet with moving eyes and jaws, any suggestions for this?
At 5:18pm on April 9, 2010, Pam Corcoran said…
Hi Dudley,
You had mentioned your hesitance to use puppets with 3rd and 4rth graders. Actually, that is a terrific age! I am heading to Iowa next week to make puppets with 200 kids that age. Kurt Hunter has a great book for using puppets in church settings - lots of ideas, patterns, lessons.. Amazon has it, as does the Puppetry Store (Puppeteers of America).
At 10:12am on May 14, 2010, biblebetty said…
Hi i'm answering your question about the "attention span of kids". I teach sunday school ages 4 thru 14. the way i keep their attention is after the study I give them a treat (i have a big jar of drifferent and fun candy) then we watch veggie tales CD. believe me time goes very fast. the veggie tales are pretty long shows.

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