How to Make Wooden Puppets
- Monday, 25 June 2012 23:56
- Last Updated on Monday, 29 November 1999 18:00
- Written by Marc Spess
Wood has been used for centuries as a way to make 3-D objects. But what about puppets?
Puppets in Prague is a site that makes puppets specifically out of wood. They don't exactly cater to stop motion puppets but do sell armatures that allow for mounting of wooden parts. They prefer creating marionette puppets, probably because they lack the patience to animate their creations frame by frame.
The good thing is that they offer instructions on how to design, carve, clothe and paint these uniquely styled puppets. Everything from making the heads and faces, feet and joints is explained in detail and can give you some excellent ideas on how to make your own puppets.
If you're financially able or live near to the studio they even offer work shops that you can take to learn from the old-world puppet making masters. If this all sounds exciting you can take a look at their web site and read all about it over here.