Puppet Planet: The Most Amazing Puppet-Making Book in the Universe

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North Light Books, May 22, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 79 pages
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There's a whole new world of puppets out there!

In Puppet Planet, John Kennedy offers you the insight, tips and trade secrets that only a professional puppeteer can. Learn how to make 12 brand new puppets, then learn how to perform with them! Discover professional staging techniques, as well as ways to make the puppets come alive for your audience.

Look inside to:

  • Create the muscle laden, but amazingly soft, Stuffed Strongman
  • Craft the delightfully sweet Pillow Buddy
  • Build Professor Foaman, the smartest puppet on Puppet Planet
  • Make the Shoe Box Monster, a fellow with a surprise hidden inside
  • Plus so much more!
With variations for every puppet, tips, new techniques, complete material lists and easy to use patterns, you'll be ready to perform in no time! Peer behind the curtain with Puppet Planet and discover a world waiting to delight, amaze and thrill.

 

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Contents

Welcome to Puppet Planet
7
An Insiders Guide to Tools
8
An Insiders Guide to Materials
10
An Insiders Guide to Techniques
12
Creating eyes
13
Working with foam
14
Basic sewing
15
Meet the citizens of Puppet Planet
17
Crafty Cockatoo
34
Mechanical Stagehand
38
Sweatshirt Sheep
42
Monkey Mitten
46
Parade Alien
50
Stuffed Strongman
54
Professor Foaman
60
Podium President
66

Road and Reel Rodent
18
Spoon Balloon Frog
22
Shoe Box Monster
26
Pillow Buddy
30
Patters
72
Resources
78
Index
79

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About the author (2006)

John Kennedy has worked with the Jim Henson Company for more than thirteen years. He's also worked on Sesame Street, The Wubbulous World of Dr.Seuss, Animal Jam, Jack's Big Music Show and more. John lives in Orlando, Florida.

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