I was recently inspired by the movie "Being Elmo" which clearly demonstrates how awesome Kevin Clash is. I'm also a middle school Art Teacher, so I decided to take a stab at making my own puppet. I was lucky enough to find all the supplies necessary in my 30 year old classroom. What follows are the basic steps in making a puppet. Enjoy!
The first photo is "Steve" and the second photo is Steve's brother "Odelle"
Step 1: Find Materials
Begin by finding your materials.
Foam, skin tone micro fleece, cardboard or matboard, string for hair, sticks, felt for mouth/eyes, hot glue gun, and a sewing machine.
sounds like a lot, but remember it's just a bunch of simple things put together to make an awesome thing.