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
Cut one half of the head piece (shown in pic) out of foam (from a craft store).
Step 2: 2nd Half Of Head Piece
Now flip your first cut out head piece over and trace a mirrored image of it onto the foam. Cut the piece out and glue together as shown with a fabric glue or all purpose glue. I used Titebond. I also ran a stitch with needle and thread where I glued the pieces together to help keep it tight and in place. Let dry completely.
Step 3: Forming The Lower Jaw
Now that the two head pieces are dry bring together the pieces as shown in the picture and glue, sew and let dry again. Now you have the base of your puppets lower jaw.
Step 4: Forming The Complete Head Base
Now that the lower jaw is joined together and dried... Do the same thing with the top of the head... Glue, sew and dry. This will form your head base, complete with mouth,
Step 5: Adding And Closing Up The Mouth
Once your head base is dried... You can now close off the mouth. Use a piece of heavy cardboard. Cut a circle and fold it in half, put it in place and glue, sew and let dry. Really starting to come to life now!
Step 6: Body And Arms
Cut out your left side of your body base as shown in the picture. You will then flip it and trace it mirrored onto the foam. Cut it out, join it together as shown and once again glue, sew and let it dry. Now you can cut out the puppets arms as show. Just cut, flip, trace and cut as you did with other pieces.
Step 7: Joining The Other Half Of The Body
Curve your ends together as shown and glue, sew and let dry. Your puppets body (base) is now complete!