H. This is my first instructable. Hope you like!
I started a new job at a school last year as the new Art Technician. For the christmas show the school was doing Shrek the Musical. The students and I produced set and props for the production. Included in this was a puppet head to use for the Dragon character. Here is how it was made :D
This instructable is being entered in the Hurricane Lasers Contest.
Im currently trying to revamp the art dept at the school where I work and part of that I getting a laser cutter. I want to show the students how to design things for the machine and hopefully inspire and inform them of possible options their futures could take in the world of art and design. I also want the students to design and produce things that they can sell for the school to generate more income for the dept.
Right now im currently working on various ways to raise 50k to do up the dept (as you might see from the backgrounds in the pictures its going to take A LOT of work) and winning a laser cutter would be a ginormous help to bring the art dept up to date.
Step 1: Make a Plan
I had to think of what to make the head out of with the resources available to me in the art department. I also had to think about how the puppet was to be used by the kids in the production.
I decided that wire was the best thing to make the frame from as it would be light.
First step - make a plan
Using wire and a glue gun a made a small maquette to work out the form