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Recent content by JammieJam

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    My second, third, and fourth puppets.

    She's actually an old sweater I cut up!
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    My second, third, and fourth puppets.

    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...
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    Fraggle Head Pattern

    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"...
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    Fraggle Head Pattern

    I don't know of a place to just download a Fraggle pattern, but if you look at this thread: http://www.muppetcentral.com/forum/threads/puppet-in-progress-from-the-foam-up.54680/ She builds a Fraggle from scratch and her skull shots give you a good idea of what the pattern should be. If you...
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    Has Anyone Done Business with Big Z Fabrics?

    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:
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    Has Anyone Done Business with Big Z Fabrics?

    You know, I'm at work right now and I don't remember the weight of the backing fabric. When I get home, I'll take a few pictures and upload them for you to see.
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    Has Anyone Done Business with Big Z Fabrics?

    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...
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    Boiling Faux fur

    Hey there! Here's a link to another thread with a great breakdown: http://www.muppetcentral.com/forum/threads/elmo-replica.54663/
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    carving polyfoam

    Persona Blades are great for this, they are very sharp and you can bend them to make scoops: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000EVEL3W/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=NDV0J1GTECQH&coliid=I1N954IUOQGRWM For larger cuts you can use an electric kitchen knife. Also cheap scissors are good...
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    Mouth plate material: Automotive gasket material?

    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...
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    Check out my kids new YouTube channel, Wilton's World!

    Oh, this is hilarious. When you said you were building the puppets for your kids I imagined 8-10 year old entertainment, not so much bikini waxing and naked cooking. The show is great!
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    Mouth plate material: Automotive gasket material?

    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...
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    Fraggle Replica Questions

    I don't build replicas, but you should check out this thread: http://www.muppetcentral.com/forum/threads/puppet-in-progress-from-the-foam-up.54680/page-7#post-1152333 She builds the most beautiful Fraggles.
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    My first puppets

    Thanks a lot!
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    My first puppets

    I would REALLY love to see a schematic!
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