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Make do with household items, to design a unique puppet!

If you enjoy construction, gluing and sewing and take time and care with details, you can finish several puppets over a 2 weeks.

If you're short on time and need a puppet quickly -
Watch renowned Puppeteer Barbara Dewey demonstrate
how to make a puppet from already made stuffed toy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz1mFLR-d7s

Check out ways you can use puppetry for educational purposes:
http://www.nostrings.org.uk/
http://www.youtube.com/user/nostringspuppets

Step 1: Choose Head Shape

I cut out small paper circles "thumbnail sculptures" then experimented with designing head shapes.

The more v-shaped slits you cut, you will come up with an egg head shape.

The fabric I used for the puppets here is EVA. Its a strong, soft, lightweight foam, similar to foam used in camping mats.
(I got a 4 metre piece for $6.)

It is sewn with polyester thread.
Dear Author, <br> <br>Where can one purchase EVA foam? <br> <br>Thanks, <br>P.J.
Hi<br>You can use a camping mat which is placed under sleeping bags, their rather inexpensive - I found them in a two-dollar shop. I found my EVA from a reverse garbage place, its a very soft thin foam which cost $4 for 6 metres. I noticed though on videos online, many people use whatever they have like cardboard, plastic bottles. So I think its possible to use a thin cardboard if your unable to find EVA sponge.
&nbsp;wow! this ible is exactly what i need. i've spent time looking everywhere for this info - Thanks!!
You're welcome, it takes a bit of hand sewing though, but if you don't mind it its quite simple to do. (There's lots of make puppets tutes on YTube too to do with performance which are pretty good.)<br />
Could you please tell me where one can purchase EVA foam? <br> <br>*P.S. - I didn't know how to most efficiently get this question to you, so I wound up posting it twice. I'm very sorry to clutter the comments. (I'm new to instructables and not sure how this works.)
Those things are ccuuuuuuuuute!!!!!!!!!
Awesome Job! The finished product looks amazing! 5/5 stars
Thanks so much! I'll add more details when I have time.

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