Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome

    • Puppet Tour

  • 2

    Getting Started

    • Tools List

    • Introduction

    • 01 Safety Equipment

    • How to craft safely

    • 02 Power Tools

    • 03 Basic Tools

    • 04 Additional Materials and Tools

    • 05 Crafting Essentials

    • Where to get Newspaper for Free

    • Cheap and Free Cardboard

    • Mixing Tutorial

    • Assembley tutorial

    • Guide to Mixing Colours

    • Hand Smoothing Tutorial

  • 3

    Stick Puppet Base

    • Introduction

    • 01 Make the tubes

    • 02 Make the head

    • 03 Paper Mache

    • 04 Sanding

    • 05 Cap off Ends

    • 06 Attach Legs

    • 07 Hollow the head

    • 08 Cut the mouth

    • 09 Make the mouth cell

    • 10 Puppet Jaw

    • 11 Inner Jaw Installation

    • 12 Attach Arms

    • 13 Attach head and finish

    • Conclusion

  • 4

    Miniature/Chibi Puppet Base

    • MATERIALS LIST FOR PUPPET BASE

    • Chibi Puppet Base Blueprint

    • Meet the Puppet

    • 01 Introduction

    • 02 Make the Head

    • 03 Body

    • 04 Arms and Legs

    • 05 Hands

    • 06 Feet

    • 07 White Glue Mixture (BEST CHOICE)

    • 08 Flour Paste Mixture (Cheaper Option)

    • 09 Application

    • 10 Drying

    • 11 Smoothing

    • 12 Cleanup

    • 13 More Paper Mache

    • 14 Smoothing with Power Tools

    • 15 Smoothing By Hand

    • 16 Everything You Should Have

    • 18 Access Door

    • 19 Cutting for Spindle Mechanism

    • 22 Cutting for Spindle

    • 19 Leg Attachment

    • 20 Arm Attachment

    • 20 Making the Mouth Cell

    • 21 Balancing

    • 21 The Spindle Mechanism

    • 22 Finishing the Mouth and Head

    • 23 Finishing Touches

    • Miniture Puppet Conclusion

  • 5

    Dummy Doll Puppet Base

    • Dummy Doll Blueprints

    • Materials List

    • Dummy Doll Introduction

    • 01 Make the Head

    • 02 Body

    • 03 Arms and Legs

    • 04 Bottom Jaw

    • 05 Hands

    • 06 Feet

    • 07 Paper Mache

    • 08 Remove Newspaper

    • 09 Smoothing

    • 10 Separate the Hips

    • 11 Connect the Legs

    • 12 Connect the Arms

    • 13 Attach Arms

    • 14 Attach the Legs

    • 15 Attach Body

    • 16 Puppet Jaw

    • 17 Attach Head and Handle

    • Conclusion

  • 6

    Half Body Lifesize Puppet Base

    • Introduction

    • 01 Head Base (blow up Balloon)

    • 02 Newspaper and Glue

    • 03 Paper Mache the Head

    • 04 Close the Bottom

    • 05 Make Bottom Jaw

    • 06 Cut and Roll the Body

    • 07 Close the Body Tube

    • 08 Shoulders

    • 09 Make the Arms

    • 10 Make Better Hands

    • 11 Paper Mache Body and Arms

    • 12 Make the Spindle and Support

    • 13 Smoothing and Fine Sanding

    • 14 Smoothing Body and Arms

    • 15 Close off the Arm Pieces

    • 16 Cut the Arm Holes

    • 17 Install Spindle and Support

    • 18 Attach Bottom Jaw

    • 19 Pull String

    • 20 Secure Spindle Support

    • 21 Cut the Back Open

    • 22 Install Pull String

    • 23 Fixing the Puppet Jaw Issue

    • 24 Arm Attachment

    • 26 Attach Hands and Finalize

    • 25 Modify the Hands

    • 26 Attach Hands and Finalize

    • 25 Modify the Hands

    • Conclusion

    • Materials Needed

    • Lifesize Blueprint

    • Lifesize Puppet Schematic

  • 7

    Full Body Lifesize Base

    • Materials Needed

    • Lifesize Puppet Blueprint

    • Introduction

    • 01 Torso

    • 02 Other Side

    • 03 Trim off overhang

    • 04 Neck (optional)

    • 05 Spindle

    • 06 Install Neck and Spindle

    • 07 Legs

    • 08 Arms

    • 09 Arm Caps

    • 10 Hips

    • Modify Hips

    • 11 Knee Caps

    • 12 Heels

    • 13 Hands

    • 14 Feet

    • 15 Paper Mache

    • 16 Feet Bottoms

    • Boxe Feet

    • 17 Smoothing

    • 18 Count your Pieces

    • 19 Attach Jaw

    • 20 Attach Spindle

    • 21 Make Back Panel

    • 22 Install Spindle Sheath

    • 23 Attach Arms

    • 24 Shoulders

    • 25 Assemble Legs

    • 26 Attach Hips

    • 27 Attach Body

    • Conclusion

    • Lifesize Puppet Schematic

  • 8

    Snake Puppet Base

    • Snake Base Blueprint

    • Materials List

    • Introduction

    • 01 Make the body

    • 01 Make Body Shape

    • 02 Mark your cuts

    • 03 Cut your pieces

    • 04 Make cardboard cutouts

    • 05 Trim the overhang

    • 06 Line your pieces and paper mache

    • 07 Punch your holes

    • 08 Connecting links the RIGHT way

    • 09 Tips and Tricks

    • 10 Finish your Base

    • 11 Sssmooth your Sssnake

    • 12 Tail Rod

    • 13 Handle

    • 14 Mouth and Jaw

    • 15 Hinging the Jaw

    • 16 Pull String Installation

    • How to Use Snake Puppet

    • Conclusion

  • 9

    Gender Specific Bodies

    • 01 Make a Male Body Frame

    • 02 Male Body Chest

    • 03 Male Body Abdominals (Belly)

    • 04 Male Body Back

    • 01 Female Body Belly

    • 02 Female Body Back

    • 03 Female Body Bust

    • 04 Female Body Frame

  • 10

    Giving Puppets a Makeover

    • 01 Introduction and Assesment

    • 02 Disassembley

    • 03 Removing the Inside Newspaper

    • 04 Reinforcement

    • 05 Removing old Paint

    • 06 Cleanup and Recoating

    • 08 Installing Secret Panel

    • 09 Spindle Extension

    • 10 Spindle Support

    • 11 Installing Spindle and Support

    • 12 Modifying the Spindle

    • 13 Modifying the Lever

    • 14 Adding the Pull String

    • 15 Installing Spindle Mechanic

    • 16 Finding Old Holes

    • 17 Resealing the Head

    • 18 Repaint

    • 19 Finishing Gloss

  • 11

    Transforming Puppets

    • Minor Transformation: Before

    • 02 Disassembley

    • 03 Sand off old paint

    • 04 Paper Mache Time

    • 05 Adding and Modifying Features

    • 06 Changing Features

    • 07 Reattach Everything

    • 08 Repaint

    • Minor Makeover: Conclusion

    • Major Transformation 01 Before

    • 02 Disassemble the puppet

    • 03 Repurposing

    • Don't Forget to Smooth

    • 04 Covering Holes and Body Restoration

    • Mystic Bird Blueprints

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    Copying your Bases for Faster and Easier Puppet Production

    • 01 Introduction

    • 02 Wrapping to Master Head Base

    • 03 Paper Mache the Newspaper

    • 04 Separation

    • 05 Making Lifesize Base Templates Intro

    • 06 Reading Sample Blueprint

    • 07 Get your Cardboard Ready

    • 08 Torso Template

    • 09 Calf Template

    • 10 Thigh Template

    • 11 Upper Arm Template

    • 12 Lower Arm Template

    • 13 Reviewing your Stencils

    • 14 How to Use your Stencils

    • Lifesize Puppet Schematic

  • 13

    Light Up Booth for a Half Body Puppet

    • Introduction

    • 01 Measure the Wardrobe Box

    • 02 Cut the Front

    • 03 Frame Work

    • 04 Make the Lid

    • 05 Seal the Bottom

    • 06 Build Body Insert Support

    • 07 Hide the Corrugation

    • 08 Cut the Back Open

    • 09 Base Complete

    • 10 Paint

    • 11 Back Curtains

    • 12 Front Curtain

    • 13 Add Hardware

    • 14 Lights

    • Conclusion

    • Materials Needed

    • Theatre Booth Blueprint

  • 14

    Basic Puppet Head

    • 01 Make a Ball

    • 02 Cut in Half

    • 03 Attach each Half to Cardboard

    • 04 Paper Mache

    • 05 Attach the Jaw

    • Cardboard Puppet Head

  • 15

    Push Lever Puppet Jaws

    • External Jaw Push Lever

    • Internal Jaw Push Lever

  • 16

    Moving Spindle and Jaw V.1.0

    • 01 Introduction

    • 02 The Mechanics

    • 03 Make the Spindle

    • 04 Paper Mache

    • 05 Finalizing the Spindle

    • 06 Cutting the Secret Panel

    • 07 Install the Spindle and Support

    • 08 Attach the Lower Jaw

    • 09 Install the Pull String

    • 10 How to Use

    • 11 Add the Hardware

    • 12 Conclusion

    • Materials for v.1 Spindle Mechanic

    • Moving Spindle 1 Plans

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    Moving Spindle and Secret Pull Jaw V.2.0

    • 01 Introduction

    • 02 Make the Spindle

    • 03 Make the Spindle Support

    • 04 Install Spindle Support

    • 05 Cutting the Panel

    • 06 Cutting Hole for Spindle

    • 07 Cutting the Back of the Head

    • 08 Spindle Modification

    • 09 Explaining How it Works

    • 09 Explaining How it Works

    • 10 Adding the Pull String

    • 11 Modifying the Puppet Lever

    • 12 Installing the Puppet Mechanic

    • 13 Install Secret Door

    • 14 Finishing Touches

    • 15 Conclusion

    • Materials List

    • Moving Spindle 2 Plans

  • 18

    Magnetic Detachable Eyes

    • Introduction

    • 01 Cut your pieces

    • 02 Attach Magnets

    • 03 Eye Cups

    • 04 Glue and Paper Mache

    • 05 Finished Result

    • Eye Shapes

    • Magnetic Eyes Installation

    • Eyes Conclusion

    • Materials Needed

    • Magnetic Eyes Blueprints

  • 19

    Moving Puppet Eyes

    • Introduction

    • 01 Make the Frame

    • 02 Install eyes

    • 03 The V Lever

    • 04 Install V Lever

    • 05 Finished Product

    • Moving Eyes Installation

    • Materials Needed

    • Moving Eyes Blueprint

  • 20

    2D Blinking Eyes

    • Introduction

    • 01 Make The Frame-1

    • 02 Glue on the Guide Tabs

    • 03 Glue on Locking Tabs

    • 04 Glue on Stretch Bands

    • 05 Attach Pull Strings

    • 06 Pull String Guides

    • 07 Making Improvements Longer Guide Tabs

    • 08 Recalibration

    • 09 Eye Detail

    • Conclusion

    • 2D Blinking Eyes Plans

  • 21

    3D Blinking Eyes

    • 3D Blinking Eyes Blueprint

    • Introduction

    • 01 Make the Frame

    • 02 Install Eyes

    • 03 Make Eyelids

    • 04 Wire Eyelide Frame

    • 05 Attach Eyelids

    • 06 Install Eyelids

    • 07 Add the Switch

    • Conclusion

  • 22

    Moving Torso and Detachable Legs

    • Introduction

    • 01 Make the Sheath and Spindle

    • 02 Attach Spindle

    • 03 Install Sheath

    • Conclusion

    • Materials Needed

    • Moving Torso Blueprint

  • 23

    Stomach Hatch

    • Introduction

    • 01 Remove shell

    • 02 Install Magnets

    • 03 Install Hinge

    • 04 Belly Handle

    • Conclusion

    • Materials Needed

    • Stomach Hatch Plans

  • 24

    Star Puppet

    • Opening

    • Introduction to Star

    • 01 Make a flat ball

    • 02 Make star points

    • 03 Attach the points

    • 04 Trim the Points

    • 05 Paper Mache

    • 08 Hollow the star

    • 07 Fixing mistakes

    • 06 Smooth your star

    • 09 Eyes and Mouth

    • 10 Mouth cell

    • 11 Jaw

    • 12 Colour

    • 13 Install Internal Jaw

    • Conclusion

    • Wishing Star Blueprint

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    Cat Puppet (female)

    • 02 Breaking it Down into Shapes

    • 01 Introduction

    • 03 Why Newspaper works Best

    • 04 Make the Head

    • 05 Make Pointed Ears

    • 06 Short Muzzle

    • 07 Checking Measurements

    • 08 Female Body Frame

    • 09 Female Body Bust

    • 10 Female Body Back

    • 12 Upper Legs (Thighs)

    • 11 Female Body Belly

    • 13 Lower Legs (Calves)

    • 14 Hips

    • 15 Finishing the Legs

    • 16 Feet Paws (Frame)

    • 17 Feet Paws Detail

    • 18 Attach the Feet

    • 19 Arms

    • 20 Shoulders

    • 22 Connecting hands to the arms

    • 21 Hands

    • 23 Tail

    • 24 Rump

    • 25 Paper Mache

    • 26 Smoothing

    • 27 Neck

    • 28 Cat Eyes

    • 29 Nose and Eye attachment

    • 30 Cutting the Bottom Jaw

    • 31 Hollow the Head

    • 32 Finalizing the Head

    • 33 Paw Pads

    • 35 Bottom Jaw

    • 34 Mouth and Teeth

    • 36 Nostrils

    • 37 Push Lever Puppet Jaw

    • 38 Painting

    • 39 Finalizing Body

    • 40 Whiskers

    • Materials list

    • Cat Puppet Blueprint

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    Dog Puppet (Male)

    • Opening

    • 01 Introduction

    • 02 Breaking it Down into Shapes

    • 03 Start the Head

    • 04 Dog Ears

    • 05 Muzzle

    • 06 Nose

    • 07 Taking Measurements

    • 08 PrePlanning the Body

    • 09 Make a Male Body Frame

    • 10 Male Body Chest

    • 11 Male Body Abdominals (Belly)

    • 12 Male Body Back

    • 13 Upper Legs (Thighs)

    • 14 Lower Legs (Calves)

    • 15 Hips

    • 16 Finalizing the Legs

    • 17 Feet Frame

    • 18 Feet Detail and Attachment

    • 19 Arms

    • 21 Hands

    • 20 Arms

    • 22 Dog Tail

    • 23 Paper Mache

    • 24 Smoothing

    • 25 Neck

    • 26 Paw Pads

    • 27 Dog Claws

    • 28 Make Floppy Ears

    • 28 Floppy Ears v2

    • 29 Grumpy Eyes

    • 30 Big Eyebrows

    • 31 Drilling Nostrils

    • 32 Cutting the Bottom Jaw

    • 33 More Paper Mache

    • 34 Resealing the Mouth

    • 35 Mouth Detail and Teeth

    • 36 Tongue

    • 37 Finalizing Mouth and Jaw

    • 38 Attach Spindle

    • 39 Hollow the Tail

    • 40 Make Fluffier Arms

    • 41 Attach the Ears

    • 42 Basic Push Lever Puppet Jaw

    • 43 Extra Nose Detail

    • 44 Painting

    • 45 Attach Arms and Finish

    • Materials List

    • Dog Puppet Blueprint

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    Make a Rodent Puppet (Mouse/Rat)

    • Fabrice Opening

    • 01 Start the Head

    • 02 Make a Wide Muzzle (Mouse)

    • 03 Lower Jaw (Mouse)

    • 04 Start the Ears

    • 05 Mouse Ears

    • 06 Nose (Mouse)

    • 07 Paper Mache

    • 08 Start the Body (Unisex)

    • 09 Hands

    • 10 Paper Mache Body & Hands

    • 11 Mouse Feet

    • 12 Rat Feet (base work)

    • 13 Rat Feet Detail and Bottoms

    • 14 Rat Long Tail

    • 16 Short Legs

    • Hand Claws (nails)

    • Cuticles

    • Arms

    • Heels for Extra Balance

    • Toenails (Feet Claws)

    • Mouse Head Last Details

    • Transforming Mouse to Rat

    • Flatten the Nose

    • Cut out the Bottom Jaw

    • Cut out the eyes

    • Gnawing Teeth

    • Eyebrows

    • Attach the Face

    • Facial Coverup (Paper Mache)

    • Teeth Carving

    • Carve the Nostrils

    • Carve the Smile

    • Cheekbones

    • Carve the Bottom Jaw

    • Make the Tongue

    • Finish the Bottom Jaw

    • Materials List

    • Rat Puppet Blueprint

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    Birds

    • 01 Introduction

    • 02 Body

    • 04 Tail

    • 03 Cut the Wings Out

    • 05 Paper Mache

    • 06 Remove Newspaper

    • 08 Ceres

    • 09 Add Feather Details

    • 07 Eyes and Beak

    • 10 Install Wings and Tail

    • 12 Hide the Hinges

    • 13 Attach the Feet

    • 15 Puppet Jaw and Final Details

    • 11 Bird Feet

    • 14 Paint

    • Meet the Budgies

    • Materials

    • Budgie Puppets Blueprints

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    Fish (Horizontal Puppets)

    • 01 Introduction

    • 02 Make the Body (Small Fish)

    • 04 Smooth the Body (Small Fish)

    • 03 Add Paper Mache (Small Fish)

    • 05 Remove the Newspaper (Small Fish)

    • 06 Fins (Small Fish)

    • 08 Cut the Bottom Jaw (Small Fish)

    • 07 Eyes (Small Fish)

    • 09 Close the Mouth (Small Fish)

    • 10 Tongue (Small Fish)

    • 11 Resmoothing (Small Fish)

    • 12 Tail Operated Puppet Lever (Cut off Tail)

    • 13 Puppet Jaw (Prepare the Back)

    • 14 Puppet Jaw (Cut Lever Holes)

    • 15 Puppet Jaw (Attach Jaw to Lever)

    • 16 Gills (Small Fish)

    • 18 Paint (Small Fish)

    • 17 Carve Facial Expression (Small Fish)

    • 19 Finalize the Puppet Lever (Small Fish)

    • 20 Finish Painting

    • 21 Conclusion (Small Fish)

    • 01 Make the Body (Large Fish)

    • 02 Paper Mache (Large Fish)

    • 03 Smoothing (Large Fish)

    • 04 Remove Newspaper (Large Fish)

    • 05 Spiny Dorsal Fin (Large Fish)

    • 06 Soft Dorsal Fin (Large Fish)

    • 08 Caudal Fin (Tail) Large Fish

    • 07 Pectoral Fins (Large Fish)

    • 09 Rear Fin (Large Fish)

    • 10 Pelvic Fins (Large Fish)

    • 11 Eyes (Large Fish)

    • 12 Paper Mache (Large Fish)

    • 13 Resmoothing (Large Fish)

    • Smoothing with Router Tool (Dremel)

    • 14 Cut the Bottom Jaw

    • 14 Close the Mouth (Large Fish)

    • 16 Finish Bottom Jaw (Large Fish)

    • 15 Teeth (Large Fish)

    • 17 Gills (Large Fish)

    • 18 Carving Facial Expression (Large Fish)

    • 19 Painting (Large Fish)

    • 20 Install Puppet Jaw and Tail (Large Fish)

    • Conclusion (Fish Puppets)

    • Walleye Large Fish Plans

    • Perch Small Fish Plans

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    Western Dragon Puppet (Lifesize)

    • Opening

    • 01 Introduction and Breaking it Down

    • 02 Start the Head

    • 03 Large Muzzle

    • 04 Horns

    • 05 Bony Spikes

    • 06 Gemstone

    • 07 Planning the Body

    • 08 Long Curvy Body Frame (female)

    • 09 Female Closed Bust

    • 10 Body Belly

    • 11 Body Decoration (Diamond)

    • 12 Cutting the Legs

    • 13 Upper Legs (Thighs)

    • 14 Lower Legs (Calves)

    • 15 hips

    • 16 Feet Frame

    • 17 Feet Detail

    • 18 Feet Claws

    • 19 Long Arms

    • 20 Large Hands

    • 21 Attach the Hands

    • 22 Decoration Hand Gems

    • 23 Enlarge the Belly

    • 24 Finalize the Legs and Feet

    • 25 Big Dragon Tail for Extra Balance

    • 26 Paper Mache

    • 27 Dragon Wings Frame

    • 28 Dragon Wings Detail

    • 29 Spindle

    • 30 Neck

    • 31 Dragon Hand Claws

    • 32 Arm Decoration

    • 33 Claw Cuticles

    • 34 Reattaching Details

    • 35 How to Make Curved Horns

    • 36 Eyes and Eyebrows

    • 37 Hollow the Head

    • 38 More Paper Mache on the Head

    • 39 Adding Reptillian Ripples on the Body

    • 40 Hollow the Tail

    • 41 Cute Teeth

    • 42 Spike Heels

    • 43 Snakelike Tail Rippling

    • 44 Make the Head taller

    • 45 Reseal the Head

    • 46 Make the Body Lighter

    • 47 Make the Wings Bony

    • 48 Smooth Everything

    • 49 Reattach Feet

    • 50 Make the Shoulders

    • 51 Attach Legs to Body

    • 52 Back

    • 53 Attach Wings

    • 54 Attach the Tail

    • 55 Rump and Finalize the Back

    • 56 Tail Tip Decoration

    • 57 Finalizing the Neck and shoulder Detail

    • 58 Bottom Jaw

    • 59 Carving the Nostrils and Smile

    • 60 Painting

    • 61 Attach the Arms

    • 62 Install Push Lever Puppet Jaw and Finishing Touches

    • Dragon Puppet Blueprint

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    Conclusion

    • I can make puppets! Now what?