Who Wants To Be a Puppeteer?

Puppets and muppets, why we love them, and how to make a diy puppet.

Puppets are the most "direct" kind of mechanical toys in the meaning that energy is directly transferred from your hands to parts of the toy. Marionettes do use strings or rods but still there are rarely any gears or cams like in the cam toys. So hardly any mechanical toy can beat the puppet by simplicity. And regardless of this the puppets are cool and loved by almost everyone.

Most often the puttpets are used by puppeteers to make puppet theatres. Of course plays can be made at home with homemade toys and theatre as well. So if you ever dreamed to be a puppeteer but never found easily maniplating person, you can try using a puppet :)

Indigenous Puppets I

Types of Puppets

If you never paid too much attention to puppets, now it's their turn to surprise you. Because there are a lot of interesting, weird or funny types and modifications:

And of course I might be missing some. As you can see there is quite an evolition and no boredom in the world of puppets.

DIY Puppets - Can you make a puppet yourself?

Of course you can. There are a million ways to do it. Or at least a few hundreds. Let me suggest you a few nice guides. You can use them as inspiration. Or you can follow step-by-step. Choose yourself:

So which kind of puppets do you like most?

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