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Constructing Tabletop Puppet – Third Session – Dream Story Puppets


Sporting the gloves, squeeze out a little bit of glue on the highest of the top, the place the brow ends and also you need the hair to start. Unfold the glue onto a small space of about one or two inches in diameter. Let it settle down for a minute or two. Utilizing a chunk of cardboard, test that the glue continues to be sticky, however has misplaced a few of its fluidity. Add somewhat extra glue within the heart. Let it settle down once more for a few minute. Be certain that the glue continues to be sticky, and place the center of the primary bundle of hair onto the glue. Nonetheless sporting the gloves and utilizing the piece of cardboard, press the hair into the glue. Whereas the glue is cooler however nonetheless sticky, and whereas sporting the gloves, you could modify the hair on the top somewhat.

Observe up with the subsequent bunch of hair and glue it behind the primary bundle. Verify what number of bundles you’ve gotten and the way you prefer to them to be positioned. You may even see the gaps between the bundles, particularly in the course of the top the place they’re tied and glued to the top. It’s OK. The viewers is not going to see it, and even when they do that could be a part of the aesthetic.

After the glue is chilly and it holds the hair properly within the center, you may nonetheless glue the hair onto the edges of the top. Bear in mind to do that solely on the locations lined by papier-mâché. At this level, if the ends of the bundles are taped, you could take away the tape. Then uncover the aspect of the top by transferring the hair to the other aspect of the top. You could want to carry the hair. With the uncovered aspect of the top up, squeeze out a strip of glue onto the aspect of the top. Watch for this to chill down somewhat so it doesn’t drip however continues to be sticky; then, holding the hair off the aspect of the top with glue on it, flip the aspect with the glue down and let the hair dangle. Then slowly transfer the top to its regular place, and, sporting a glove, attempt to management the place and the way the hair is glued to the aspect of the top. Repeat the identical with the opposite aspect of the top and its again.

If you happen to discover the hair of your puppet is just too lengthy, you may trim it utilizing scissors.

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