Forming the Foam Body & Head
|My reticulated foam and pattern from project puppet|
This means that I've only had about 5-6 hours to work on her thus far. (She was a "he", but when I got to the eyes, they needed a little something, so I think she's a girl now:)
1st Abyni, Paris and I cut out the pattern pieces and laid them out on the foam and fabric.
I was a little confused at first and ended up cutting some things out of foam that were only supposed to be cut from fabric. That's what I get for being in a hurry and not paying attention. It was all good in the end, though.
|Purple monkey feet!!!|
NEXT is was time for HOT GLUE & Building the Core for the Body
Which, btw, burns. A lot. Especially when you keep getting it on your hands repeatedly!
|I took the six body pieces, and hot glued them together two at a time.|
I only glued half at a time, because holy beans, it takes hot glue a LONG TIME to finally set up and cool off!
|Then I took those sets of two together to form the body core.|
|Seriously, this is a simple concept, it wasn't that hard to do... except that I am SO impatient!! I got annoyed at having to sit there and hold things for "so long"... and I'm sure it wasn't THAT long, but still.|
*again, hot glue is HOT.
NEXT is was time for The 'Skull'
|This shape created 1/4th of a sphere. I made two.|
|Gluing those two together, made the top of the puppet head.|
|Have I mentioned that hot glue is hot? Because it is!|
TOMORROW: We'll show you how to make the puppet's mouth, assemble the head and start on the fabric covering!