Adding Eyes: How to Make a Puppet

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Learn how to make puppets in this free video clip, including adding eyes to a puppet with a moving mouth.

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Hi, this is Paul from www.puppetsnstuff.com. You can find us on the worldwide web at www.puppetsnstuff.com. Okay, we are going to continue now with putting the face on our character here. Do you remember earlier when I showed you the little adhesive tabs of felt that you can buy in any craft store or fabric store? I don’t really know what they are used for. I think the bottom of furniture or something like that. I am really not sure but I know what I use them for, I use them for the pupils of the eyes or sometimes just the eyes in general. They come in different sizes as you can see and sometimes they are a dark green color like mine here or sometimes they are in black. You can just peel them off and stick them on the character but I like to be more creative than that. Let me show you a little supply piece here that I did not have among my supplies earlier. They are little Styrofoam balls. They come in all different shapes and sizes so this is kind of just an average size here. What we are going to do is take our scissors and you have to be careful cutting these because they could break into a bunch of little pieces. You stick right in the middle there and kind of do one swoop of a snap you will pretty much get a decent split. Okay what I am going to do is take ½ of that Styrofoam ball and start using my trusty hot glue gun to squirt out a little bit of hot glue there and I did like kind of a circular type of motion there applying the glue on the edges leaving me a little bit of space and working my way toward the center. What you are going to do is find a nice spot on the puppet to put the eye. I like to put it right there.

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