Make Mouth Puppets

How To : Make a puppet's mouth move

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a puppet's mouth move. Begin by inserting your hand inside the puppet and bring it into frame. The four fingers will operate the top part of the mouth, and the thumb will operate the bottom part. When moving the puppet's mouth, ...more

How To : Master the art of puppet theatre

Paul Louis, professional puppeteer listed with the Jim Henson Company, will show us the difference between several moving mouth puppets and go over how to hold and work a puppet as well as ways to engage the audience and in a sense "act". Part 1 of 14 - How to Master the art o ...more

How To : Make a banana buddy puppet

You'll go bananas for the puppet project in this how-to video. Join expert puppeteer John Kennedy and his pal Tabitha as they make a really cool squeeze mouth Banana Buddy. Give it a squeeze to make it talk! You will need a permanent black marker, a permanent yellow marker, a ...more

How To : Make replacement mouths for stop motion armatures

Mouths are so expressive, which can be tricky to animate. A simple way to capture the movement is to craft several mouths to alternate. Watch this video animation tutorial and learn how to make replacement mouths for stop motion animation armature puppets. Part 1 of 2 - How to ...more

How To : Make a puppet lip synch

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to properly make a puppet lip sync. Begin by putting your hand into the puppet's body and bring it into the frame. When lip syncing, do not just open and close the puppet's mouth as you talk. It will make the puppet look more robotic a ...more

How To : Make a sock puppet

Puppet time! Kids of all ages can make and play with these. You Will Need * An adult-sized sock * Scissors * Felt * A hot glue gun and glue * Buttons or googly eyes * Yarn * Accessories Step 1 Put the sock on your hand with your fingers in the toe and your wrist at the heel o ...more

How To : Sew puppets

Learn how to make puppets with moving mouths in this free video series, including tips on making a puppet pattern, sewing and adding features like arms, legs and eyes. Part 1 of 15 - How to Sew puppets. Sew puppets - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvil ...more

How To : Make a claymation puppet

In order to make a claymation puppet, you will need the following: clay in various colors and pipe cleaners. You will need to choose clay colors for clothing and skin and eye and facial features. If you want hats or accessories, you would need to keep that in mind. First, beg ...more

How To : Craft felt frog puppets with your kids

In this Family video tutorial you will learn how to craft felt frog puppets with your kids. The materials you will need for this are felt (pink, dark and light green), a piece of red lace, 2 large white pompoms, 2 small black pompoms, scissors, glue and marker. Take two layers ...more

How To : Make conventional shadow puppets

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make shadow puppets. Users will need a good, strong light and good positioning of the light. It is recommended to use white or any bright colored walls. Users learn how to do 2 types of shadow puppets in this video. The first type i ...more

How To : Operate a gloved arm puppet

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to operate a gloved arm puppet. The puppet is operated by the user putting one hand inside the puppets head to operate the mouth, and the other hand into a glove to operates the puppet's hand. Users may have a second puppeteer to the o ...more

How To : Make a cute cat puppet

This is step-by-step video tutorial on how to make a basic but adorable cat puppet. The kids will have such a good time cutting and gluing the materials to make their very own puppet. The process is very quick and very easy. The materials you will need are: Felt (black, white ...more

How To : Practice ventriloquism

You're standing right in front of us, but your voice sounds like it's coming from over there! Color your friends impressed by learning the fine art of ventriloquism. Step 1 Make sure you have a quiet, secluded, place to practice with a mirror. Step 2 Don’t move your lips. In ...more

How To : Make a paper bag puppet

In order to make a puppet out of a paper, you will need the following: a paper bag, glue, eyes, markers, cotton balls, sock, and yarn. With the fold up the small paper bag facing you, on a flat surface, glue the eyes on to the folded portion of the bag. Glue the cotton ball o ...more

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