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Jaw-Dropping Puppet

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Hi there! This is Tiger. Look! He's waving at you. He might eat yo though, one tiny bite at a time. 

He's a fingerpuppet, resting on two fingers. The jaw is operated by a cord that goes around the thumb.

You like sculpting? Good, then you can make a Tiger yourself. Or any other creature.
 
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Step 1: To Start With

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Needless to say, but I'll say it anyway: The better your sculptingskills, the better the result.

You'll need the following:

- Different colours of clay, the kind you bake in the oven. (I use FIMO) Also, you'll need an oven.
- A marker
- Aluminium Foil
- A thick needle

for the body:
- yarn
- a Crochetneedle ( size 0,3)

Begin by covering the tip of a marker with foil. 
You can use something else, as long as it's about the same size as your finger.
Work the clay around this model and shape it roughly.
Better not add to much detail at this point!


Step 2: Jaws!!!

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Sculpt the jaw first.
Take a piece of clay and sculpt it in a triangular form with rounded edges.

Make sure that it's not too big by putting it against the head. Gently! It won't be there to stay! yet.
Once you're satisfied with the shape, pierce the part where it will be connected to the head, Like the picture indicates.
Be careful not to break the clay!

Sculpt the jaw the way you like. A tiger needs teeth, so I gave him some.
After that, pierce the middle of the jaw.

Put it aside.

Note: for an even fit you can do this step later, after you baked the head. It makes sculpting the jaw easier but it takes longer because you need to bake twice.
I'm impatient so I didn't. ;)
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sunshiine1 year ago
This is so cute! thanks so much for sharing and do have a splendorous day!
sunshiine
Tigermouse (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
Thanks! and the same to you.
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