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Picture of Fraggle Style Puppet
I've always wanted to make a muppet style puppet and have liked the Fraggles since i was a kid... So why not combine the two!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it. If you like my puppet PLEASE VOTE for him in the PUPPET CONTEST sponsored by ShapeLock or by clicking the orange VOTE button on the top left of this instructable. THANK YOU!!!

Step 1: Head Pieces

Picture of Head Pieces
Cut one half of the head piece (shown in pic) out of foam (from a craft store).
 
anapet011 year ago
Cool
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
Thank you!
I love Fraggle Rock! This one reminds me of Convincing John!
I agree. Fraggle Rock ROCKS!!!!!!
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
Thanks lyndsaylou!
lyndsaylou2 years ago
This is only a comment to say thank you for the blast from the past. I used to love fraggle rock and had some of the teddies. Yours looks top notch fella.
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
Thanks!
donboody2 years ago
cool!
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
Lol. Good one sconner1. Exactly the look I was going for...minus the drug use. It's a kids show! But the peaceful hippie look like Mokey...yes!
sconner12 years ago
Looks like Mokey's pot-head brother, Steve.
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
He actually has pretty good movement and the mouthpiece is very durable. Thanks for the suggestions.
scarter jr2 years ago
Another friendly suggestion: If you don't connect the body and head together you get much greater movement and control of the head when manipulating the puppet. Later when you cover the head with fleece, make the fleece longer at the "neck" by about 10 - 12 inches, then tuck the sleeve down into the top opening of the puppet body. With your arm inside the sleeve and in the head it gives the puppet a little bit of a neck above the body and allows for turning the head without causing the whole body to turn with it. Oh and when covering the body with fur or fleece make it overlap the top by about 2-3 inches so you can tuck it into the opening of the body and sew it inside so no foam shows around the puppets neck.
scarter jr2 years ago
Friendly suggestion: If you use "Foam Core" instead of cardboard it will last much longer.
Cut the foam core in a circle (or whatever shape you want the mouth) and then with an xacto knife cut across the middle of the circle but do not cut all the way through. make sure you leave one face of the circle uncut then fold the foam core so the uncut face is the inside of the mouth, while mouth is closed use Gaffers tape or duct tape to reinforce the back of the hinge.

Note: Foam Core is also great for making puppet props.
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
Thank you! Glad you like it! It's was a fun project. I'm making other characters. My kids want some. :)
1inspirit2 years ago
VERY CUTE! WILL TRY A COUPLE FOR MY GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. THEY LIKE DRAGONS AND THIS LOOKS ADAPTABLE. THANKS FOR SHAREING.
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
Thank you! It only took me a few days.
Cyclone17642 years ago
How long did this take you? It was very well made
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
I used scissors and mostly an Xacto knife.
SteamCap2 years ago
How did you cut your craft foam?
ragu1975 (author) 2 years ago
Thanks a lot! It was fun to make!
This came out awesome. Thanks for sharing!