There are many different things that you can use to build a puppet. A sock, a spoon, fleece, a box- the list goes on and on.
My monstery puppet will be built using a skeleton I construct from foam. The poly foam is 1" thick, and sold in rolls at craft stores for use in cushions and such things.  I just picked up a new roll today- I try to watch for 40% off coupons for my local craft stores. The glue I use is called Weldwood contact cement. 
I have built many different types of eyes. You can make them from styrofoam balls, ping pong balls, plastic spoons, ping pong balls and many other things.  The eyes I will be using for this puppet, I order from a supply store. *We'll talk more about the eyes when I am on that step :)
I end up hand sewing quite a bit of the puppet. I am pretty rough on thread, and found that a spool of upholstery thread works the best for me. It makes things sturdier, and if I need to use a lighter weight thread in some areas I can always do that.

Tommy Smith
1/18/2012 04:18:20 am

I'm looking forward to your posts. Thanks for taking the time to make these. I am a puppet builder and love to see others in the construction process.

1/18/2012 12:40:51 pm

Thanks, Tommy! Hope it's a fun read. It's interesting keeping track of what I am doing this way.

1/28/2012 04:50:29 am

Para hacer una marionetas , los patrones como conseguir .

1/28/2012 01:08:07 pm

Pedí este patrón de www.projectpuppet.com. Ellos tienen un precio razonable.


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