A puppet is one of the most remarkable and ingenious inventions of the man. It has been said that a puppet has to be more than his live counterpart for it is definitely the suggestive element that is more captivating and enduring in a puppet.
Step 1: Bommalattam
A few puppets have jointed arms and hands, which are manipulated by rods. The Bommalattam puppets are the largest, heaviest and the most articulate of all traditional Indian marionettes. A puppet may be as big as 4.5 feet in height weighing about ten kilograms. Bommalattam theatre has elaborate preliminaries which are divided into four parts - Vinayak Puja, Komali, Amanattam and Pusenkanattam
Step 2: Make One Yourself
the procedures are as follows
Take a print out of a person\god\cartoons of a good size .
Cut its body and limbs separately.
Attach it with something like a rivet or something so that it can move around.
Attach strings or sticks\rods and
make your own show......................................
In south India it is mainly performed behind a white screen with a lamp in a dark room.