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Friday, March 17, 2006

Friday Fun, Meet Ratchet

muffin

Over the past couple of months I have been chronicling the creation of this puppet. Now I am please to present the final product - Ladies and Gentleman, loyal readers, I would like to introduce you to Ratchet.

7 Comments:

Blogger Jodi said...

Hi Muffin! I love the color!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Sean Johnson said...

Thanks.

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Ken said...

Wow i am amazed, it turned out wonderful. i've always been intrested in building my own puppets but i've never really known where to begin, i might have to give it a try!!

3:06 AM  
Blogger Sean Johnson said...

Good luck with your puppet building. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

10:45 AM  
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7:32 PM  
Anonymous Joshua said...

Hey! I love Ratchet and am sooooo jealous, i just made a Dog puppet, hes not very good, but hes my first, made of styrofoam balls (Eyes) some Foam (Face) some old shirts (Skin, and some floppy ears) Hot Glue (only glue i have) and paint (I painted eyes on the styrofoam) I'd love to send you a pic. I dont have a body yet, i need more materials, oh yea hes orange, purple and black. i luvs him! I'll send you a pic ASAP. Yourmomdoesntgotocollege@yahoo.com

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Sean,

I really enjoyed your tutorial. Very concise and clear with great pictures. I make puppets like how I cook- I get the general idea by reading the recipe and then I improvise. There are no real rules to puppetry, from what I understand ( I hate rules). I made my first foam puppet from on-line tutorials such as yours. I discovered that you can also paint foam directly and you don't need to fabricate it it you don't want. Watered down acrylic works well, although it does suck up a lot of paint. Instead of using barge glue, or rubber cement, I used a hot glue gun for all the gluing. I wore cotton gloves to prevent burning my fingers. This is much safer and quicker than inhaling the toxic fumes from the rubber cement. Keep up the great work!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKVadSpOuqs

Thanks again,
Rasa

11:45 AM  

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