Puppets

Finished Dragon

Finished Dragon

Reference

Reference

Head carve with Veraform

Head carve with Veraform

Upper and lower jaw

Upper and lower jaw

Wonderflex mouth interior

Wonderflex mouth interior

Interior of mouth

Interior of mouth

Horns

Horns

Back of head base for hinge

Back of head base for hinge

Back of head for hinge and haze

Back of head for hinge and haze

Paper mache and Worbla horns

Paper mache and Worbla horns

Side view of assemble Dragon

Side view of assemble Dragon

Wiffle ball interior

Wiffle ball interior

Lines for opening and closing mouth

Lines for opening and closing mouth

Attachments for mouth lines

Attachments for mouth lines

Connection points in bottom jaw

Connection points in bottom jaw

Assembled with spacers

Assembled with spacers

Assembled on base

Assembled on base

Plumber snake haze line

Plumber snake haze line

Interior haze tubes

Interior haze tubes

Haze tube ends

Haze tube ends

Finished Dragon open mouth

Finished Dragon open mouth

Dragon Puppet

Independent Study

Ohio University 2017

Professor: Joanna Koefed

  • Originally carved head from Styfofoam

  • Formed Veraform over the top in pieces patterned like fabric

  • Interior of mouth made from Wonderflex heated over a carved form

  • Horns made from Styrofoam covered in paper mache. Worbla used to attach horns to veraform.

  • 1/2" ply sandwiched over back of head veraform and hinged. 

  • Neck made from circles of 1/2" ply. Aircraft cable running through at four points for control (top, bottom, both sides). Fishing line run through fabric grommeted sections for opening and closing mouth

  • Plumbing snake run through center for a haze line. Surgical tubing in head run from haze line to nostrils. 

  • EL wire runs up on fabric grommeted  section to line the eyes with purple. 

Demo Videos

Finished Wolf

Finished Wolf

Basic Body Dry Fit

Basic Body Dry Fit

Bass wood head band saw cuts

Bass wood head band saw cuts

Head carved

Head carved

Dry fitting neck

Dry fitting neck

Dry fitting body pieces

Dry fitting body pieces

Front View

Front View

Front View

Front View

Head down

Head down

Side view

Side view

Upright

Upright

Down

Down

Maned Wolf Puppet

Hand Props Class

Ohio University 2017

Professor: Tom Fiocchi

  • Body made out of section of 1/2" plywood

  • Dowels running through each joint.

  • Ribs are made from rittan, tied in with sinew

  • Neck is made with practive golf balls and bungee cord

  • Ears are a vegetan leather

  • Head is carved from bass wood with a dremel.

  • Controls on the back for sitting up and laying down, head for head movement, and each front paw.

Demo Video

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