Debra can create your original design from paper into a 3d puppet. The puppets are mouth-operated, and quite life-like.
The standard person puppet is 1 metre tall-roughly the size of a 12 month old child. Size 1 or 2 children's clothing fit these puppets. I can supply a basic puppet with simple outfit, or you can organise your own. Okay with you, Gus?
Now you see him..........
Now you don't!
Cedric the Caterpillar becomes Basil the Butterfly.
How are they made?
Puppets are made from durable felt fabric, which can be pre-treated with Scotch-Gard Fabric Protector. The felt can be overlaid with Latex for a realistic appearance. The heads and certain parts of the body are lined with foam rubber. For a small extra cost, fingers can be wired to make them moveable.
They are designed to be fairly lightweight and easy to operate without a puppet theatre. As the legs have a sewn hinge across the knee, they can sit on a flat surface, such as a music stand or lectern.
Animal puppets are made from fur fabric and/or felt, vinyl and feathers, depending on the design.