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I thought it would be cute to make a mini marionette with a little stage that would fit in an Altoids tin and could also be kept in there. So in the video I was being silly and my boyfriend thought it would be funny to post a video of that. Pay no attention to the video!!

Supplies:
Wire
Beads, Clay, paper mache ( I used a variety of beads but you can used whatever you want!)
Glue
Popsicle Sticks
Round Nose Pliers Pliers
Pliers (without grooves)
Scissors
Wire Cutters or Snippers


Optional light:
LED Light
9 Volt Battery
Battery Terminals
Solder
Soldering Iron

 
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Step 1: Make the Legs

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To make the legs you need roughly 1" piece of wire.

1. Bend Wire around to make stop. You can use pliers to do this if need be.
2. Add Beads (a seed bead and 3mm bead)
3  Bend Wire
4. Add Beads (a 3mm & 4mm bead
5. Bend wire towards front of leg
5. Make a loop and Cut extra wire off
6. Repeat for other Leg

Step 2: Make the Hips

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The hips will hold up the body and the legs. You will need a 1-1/2" piece of wire

1. Make a Loop
2. Add Beads ( I did a seed bead, 4mm, seed bead)
3.Make Loop Opposite of 1st loop
4. Add Beads ( I did a seed bead, 4mm, seed bead)
5. Make Loop

Step 3: Make the Body

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To make the body you want to start off with a piece of wire about 3" long.

1. Curl the wire
2. Add Beads (I used a seed bead, 3mm, seed bead, 4mm)
3 Make Loop
4. Add Hips (the hips piece will help hold the body up so that extra wire is not needed)
5. Add Beads ( I used a 6mm & 4mm)
6. Loop Wire
7. Add Beads (I used 4mm)
8. Bend wire to stop bead
flyingpuppy3 years ago
"High on a hill lives a lone little goat, odl lay odl lay odl lay hee hoo"
yogibearas3 years ago
sandgurl for president
Robot Lover3 years ago
I like this! : ) My only suggestion is to add a resistor between one of the leads of the LED and the battery. Perhaps a 100 to 300 ohm resistor. Great ible 5 stars
sandgurl (author)  Robot Lover3 years ago
hmmm... I think my boyfriend was trying to sabatoge my instructable or maybe it was because he wanted to go to bed late last night. After seeing your comment he said "I knew you were going to get caught on that!" Rrrr... wait till the next time he has an instructable or better yet maybe he will have to find his own dinner!
I'm going to add a picture of a resistor that he said would work but not perfect! I think it's going to be a little while before I can get him to resolder and take a new pic because he is working long hours :(
Thank You!!!
No problem! :)
mikeasaurus3 years ago
cute idea, entertainment to go!
sandgurl (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
Thank You! Old style - not quite like the nintendo ds :)
That looks like so much fun! What a cute little craft.
sandgurl (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
It's even better when you have someone to enjoy it with! Thanks!
FeniXb33 years ago
I like the idea, I think I will use it some day. :) Thanks for sharing.
sandgurl (author)  FeniXb33 years ago
Hope you enjoy some day :) Thank You!