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tall cardboard boxes How to Make a Really Big Puppet

by:Mengsheng     2020-03-20
Puppets like this are used for street demonstrations, festivals, protests, beauty pageants and theaters.This is a great way to communicate your message in a dramatic way and build a community through creative collaboration.actions.I'm building some new brain bags.Hope to release a tutorial with photos one day.
Please note -Share freely, but do not copy or claim it to be your own.Start collecting these when you start thinking about possible images and topics.Call your friends and neighbors.Many are free or cheap.Clay 50-150 poundsConsider the purpose of your puppet and how best to convey your message or concept with characters, colors and shapes.
Make a sketch and calculate the size on the paper.When you arrange your project, I suggest you give yourself at least 3 weeks: 1st weeks-Preparation, clay, paper, 2nd weeks-Clothes dry and start up for 3rd weeksPaint, pole, finish clothes, practice.A month is better to avoid stress.The dimensions that can be managed at the beginning are 3 \ 'high x 2-3\' wide.
Use cartons-Cut, roll, and tape the basic shape of the head of the puppet.You can also try to pack up old plastic bags, buckets, foam packs and anything that will produce the size.Many tapes are helpful.This form will not appear once the clay is opened and will be discarded later.
Cut the clay block into 1 \ "thick slices with wire.Put these on a cardboard basis and smoothly connect.Carve it into details like eyebrows and noses.
Do not create weakening in your model;These all make it difficult to tear off the roll.Finished clay work completely covered with thin plastic drip cloth or cutOpen the plastic bag.This prevents the paste from sticking to the clay.
Use the thinnest layers as much as possible and carefully press them into the details of the sculpture, otherwise they will be lost.Dissolve 1/2 cups of corn starch in 1 cup of warm water.Heat a quart of dehydration on the stove.Slowly stir the dissolved corn starch into a quart of boiling water.
Turn it off once it gets thicker.
Let it cool before use.
For 3 \ 'X3 \ 'masks, you need this amount of 2 to 3 times.Fresh every time, or in the fridgeIt soon became moldy.Use 2 cups of corn starch to 1 gallon of water at a time.
Cut a piece of cardboard slightly larger than the open newspaper.Cut the paper bags so they can lie flat and remove the handle.Pile up your newspaper nearby and take out your wide brush.
You might want to drop the cloth on the floor.It's good to have at least one paste-Uh, there's an mache.er.The paste-Er brushes a paste on the whole large cardboard.
Paste-Er opens a whole newspaper on it, smooth it, let the paste on that side, and then brush more paste on the top of the newspaper, so both sides are painted.Paste-Uh, peel off the paper and hand it over to Maher --er.Mache-Er, tear the paste covered on paper into strips, start pressing it, and smooth it on the puppet's face.
Use the exquisite details of the small pieces, the wide flat area of the large pieces.Cover every inch with a uniform layer.Wear two more floors in newspapers.When you go, remember which parts you have already done, so nothing is too thin.Moving in one direction only helps solve this problem.
Next, do the same process with a brown paper bag.You want to lay 3 layers of newspaper and 1 layer of paper bag and repeat this pattern 3 times for a strong, lasting puppet.Pay close attention to the edges and wrap the paper around the edges to make it smooth.
Strengthen the edges and highs with some extra layers as they wear the most.Let the mache set up until it is hard and dry (slide your finger down for testing ).It usually takes about a week.Remove the mask/head very carefully.This is a 2-person job.Don't worry about destroying the Foundation or clay in the process.
Remove the mask and discard/recycle the base material.You can pack the clay tightly with plastic and save the clay for the next time.Take a minute to appreciate your work!Repair cracks or holes with more paper if you need them.
Decorate the front of the mask with white paint.Two coats may be required.Unless you're going to be marching in the rain with it, there's usually no need for paint underneath.In this case, add a layer of transparent acrylic resin to its underside.
When it's dry, paint your puppet head no matter how you imagine it.From a distance, the brighter color and the higher contrast are good.Minor details may be lost.Acrylic or latex paint is used.The paint on the poster will fade and fade.
You can also collage paper on it with white glue or "yes" glue (no wrinkles ).The last clear acrylic coating will protect it from bumps and scratches.Cut 2 pieces of wood to fit the back of the head of the puppet, about 1/3 from the top and bottom.
Cut the 1 \ "gasket from the plastic cover (a hole punch can make an intermediate hole ).Carefully drill holes on paper and attach the end of the wooden stand to it.Strengthen screws with washers.Put two or three screws on each end.Make it comfortable and strong or you will regret it.
If you can find bamboo, it is light and strong.For 3 heads, 8 or 9 bars work well (make sure it fits your vehicle if needed ).Cut a 3 \ 'bar for the shoulder and tie it from the top of the 8 \' bar about 2 1/2 \ 'using the inner tube (cut into 1 1/5 \ "wide strip ).
Tie the head to the pole above the shoulder, one tie for each holder.Fasten it so it can be easily untied later, but it is safe.Folds or stitching of doll clothing.Make sure to use the fabric that the puppetry can see, or cut the eye hole.
To cover the back of the head, poke a hole every 6 \ "left and right from the edge, about 1 \" from the top ear to the ear \".Tie a piece of fabric on the back of the mask and pass through the hole with small pieces of rubber.Practice walking with puppets before the event.
Pay attention to low hanging trees, signs and high road edges.It is a good thing to have a puppet assistant assigned to take a walk with the puppetry because it is difficult to see there.One of the Arroyo art collective puppets, produced in 2006 for parades and festivals.
According to the story of tonwa's creation (local people in northeast Los Angeles ).My first made-in-Asheville puppetI have worked with some people from the UU Church.We call him Sunny, who took part in the April 2009 protest at the Cliffside coal-fired plant in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Sunny said: "The way to go is solar energy, not coal!\".The puppet was made for the right to know rally on October 2011, part of the GM movement --free WNC.She was sponsored to some extent by the seed company of NC Asheville.
She represents the power and beauty of the natural world.She invited us to balance with her, eat pure food, and walk gently on the Earth.This is the 1st big puppet I helped make.2003 with neighbors in northeast Los Angeles for peace and justice.
He represents the creatures and plants of Arroyo Seco, and they cannot represent themselves.Video of giant puppetsParades, workshops, theaters...A variety of venues and styles.As part of the Northeast tree stream restoration education program, a dragon puppet was produced in Los Angeles in 2006.
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