PVC Puppet Stand





Introduction: PVC Puppet Stand

About: I'm Bud, also known as Herzreh in the limelight of the gaming community. I like making YouTube videos, playing video games, making video game videos on YouTube, and trying to get back into crafts I had lost ...

This is a basic idea for a PVC Puppet Stand, utilizing the PVC fig rig instructable.
it is rather inexpensive to make and can be used for almost any size puppet

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

The stand calls for 3/4 inch PVC; not CPVC. Because if you try to mix and match, it won't fit.
This is the breakdown:

4 - 6" long PVC
4 - 2 1/2" long
2 - 3" long
2 - 1 1/2" long

7 - 45 degree couplers
3 - T couplers
3 - straight couplers

Step 2: Put It All Together

This is the easy part... look at the pictures... if you can't see them, i can't really explain the process without them.

Step 3: You Should Be Finished

with the completed stand, you can put big, or little puppets on the stand for pictures, or on shelves... paint the stand with plastic paint, but be sure not to get some of the ends painted together. if it is to be adjustable, it doesn't help if it is (glued) together with paint.
Also with this, if you keep the base together; take apart some of the pieces to reconfigure it to your liking...
Hope this helps,



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    5 Discussions

    I see what you are saying. We have several sizes of puppets that are standard for us. So we make the stands accordingly. We also have several 3 tiered stands that hold (total) 24-30 puppets.

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    Cool... i was think about building on of the 3 tiered ones, but really have nowhere to put it...

    Too many connectors, making it more expensive than it has to be. Use one piece of PVC for the upright. Use one t in the center. Put a 2-3" piece of PVC on each side. Add a 45 or 90 degree el and add a 4-5" piece on the end of the el. Easy and cheap.

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    The reasoning behind the multi connectors is every puppet is a different size... Granted, it could be more cost efficient that way, but i personally don't like too much "dead space" between the puppet and the table it is sitting on... And also, it came from parts from a DIY Fig Rig Thanks for the comment, i will take that into consideration on making the next stand.

    Very cool it can also be used as a scarecrow!