are many types of puppets such as glove, pole, finger or shadow to mention
but a few. Puppets are considered to be a 3 dimensional object and must
function, that is they cannot be a stuffed toy. One of the easiest types
of puppets to make is a glove puppet. Once you construct the head, the
costume needs to be made. All the pieces are then assembled to form your
puppet. One way to make the head of the puppet is to use papier machie.
This is applied over a light bulb, which is covered in cling-film. Papier
machie is the French word meaning chewed paper. The best way to make papier
machie is to mix wallpaper paste (mixed according to instructions) with
p.v.a. glue. Torn strips of newspaper can the be covered in the paste using
your fingers or a brush and applied to the bulb to form the head and neck.
When the papier machie is dry you can paint your puppet head. Features
such as hair, eyebrows etc. can be added. The body or the costume should
be cut out, this is almost like a cross-shape but with a wider base. The
body part (costume) along with hands need to be assembled and glued to