In this instructable i will show you how to make a simple marionette style puppet using polymer clay. 

Once you get the hang of this technique it's a great step towards making your own unique characters.


Step 1: Tools and materials

A baking tray (one that you will no longer be using for food preparation)
A small drill 
A tooth pick
something to cut the clay with (a plastic butter knife will do)
A sheet of tracing paper or grease proof paper (this is only a precautionary measure to stop the polymer clay sticking to your work surface)
Scissors (not pictured, sorry)
and an oven (also not picture because ours could do with a clean

polymer clay (the amount is totally up to you and the size of the puppet you wish to make)
String (i prefer to use jewelry cord)
2 lollipop sticks

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Bio: I graduated from Cardonald College with an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design in 1999. He has worked as a Tattoo Artist, Community Artist, and Freelance ... More »
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