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These first two are simple little ball-shaped puppets that I made for a charity bazaar my work was having. I made them pretty quickly, so they're not as perfect as I would've wished.
This one was a big hit. He sold immediately and I'm making at least two more for my coworkers. His name is...
I completely understand--I'm a newbie too. I was really afraid to waste foam at first, because you're right, it adds up. Once you start really playing with it though I think you'll be surprised at how forgiving the foam can be. My advice would be to buy some cheap foam (I get $10 sheets of 1/2"...
I don't know of a place to just download a Fraggle pattern, but if you look at this thread:
She builds a Fraggle from scratch and her skull shots give you a good idea of what the pattern should be. If you...
I had to wait til I got home to take a look at the backing. I'd call it medium weight; its sturdy but flexible, and it folds and twists easily. I think you could make a pretty expressive puppet with it. Here are some quick pictures I took:
I ordered a few yards of fabric from them about a month ago. I was really pleased with the quality of the stuff I ordered, and I got a few samples of their Mongolian faux fur and it seemed pretty well put together. It was decently thick and I couldn't see the backing through it. I do not have a...
Persona Blades are great for this, they are very sharp and you can bend them to make scoops:
For larger cuts you can use an electric kitchen knife. Also cheap scissors are good...
Ah, to clarify a bit: I mean expensive to experiment with (also I am poor). At my local stores the 2 pack of 6x6 gasket material is $6, which you can only get 1-2 mouth plates out of that. On Amazon the same pack is $5. My point was less the cost and more that it being a bit prohibitive for me...
Hey there. I'm still pretty new to building puppets, and I've been experimenting with different mouth plate materials. I've heard that Kermit's very expressive mouth is made with gasket rubber, but it's so expensive I looked around for something similar that doesn't cost quite so much. I found...
I don't build replicas, but you should check out this thread:
She builds the most beautiful Fraggles.