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Mouth Plates?

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by muppetlover123, May 23, 2012.

  1. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    how do you make them?
  2. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    I use cardboard in mine. :o
  3. Animal31

    Animal31 Well-Known Member

    I would check out some of the other forums that focussed on this as well, just do a search for Mouth Plates.....
  4. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Someone suggeste Linoleum Tiles....I've only made a couple puppets and they were disasters but I found some plasitc that was heavy enough but could be cut in the craft section many years ago...I think it was a quiltin plate or something like that.
  5. Melonpool

    Melonpool Well-Known Member

    I use s plastic "For Sale" type sign for the upper palette (You can cut them with scissors. They should be fairly rigid plastic) and gasket rubber for the lower. My mouths are pretty large, though -- so it needs the structure of the for sale sign to keep it from frowning all the time. The rubber is very flexible. You also might try plastic place mats, thick vinyl or gator board.
  6. WillyThePig

    WillyThePig Well-Known Member

    I like to use plastic Rubbermaid of sterilite containers they are pretty sturdy but flexible enough that they won't crack. They are also fairly easy to cut of you have good scissors.
  7. Goochman

    Goochman Well-Known Member

    I use either gasket rubber if I'm looking for something flexible, or if I want something solid I use foam core.
  8. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I'm making my first puppet and using gasket rubber. It looks really good, but the contact cement I used doesn't stick to it so well.
  9. Goochman

    Goochman Well-Known Member

    What kind are you using? I use DAP original and it's never failed me.

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