Foam Puppet Possibilities
shapes and scraps
BBQ skewers, dowels, coat hangers,
---Eyes: shank eyes
from hobby store, stickers, buttons,
sequins, pompoms, etc.
---Hair: fake fur,
yarn, boa, recording tape, ribbon, curled
flexible material, old socks, facial
tissue, used fabric softener sheets, etc.
glue (best used with adult supervision)
Although foam is
not a long lasting or particularly rugged
building material, it is flexible, easily
shaped and offers wonderful movement
possibilities for quickly made puppets.
It comes in a variety of thicknesses and
densities. One inch thick foam is good
for starting out. It can be found in many
places. If you plan on making a lot of
puppets, buy a mattress pad at your local
upholstery or camping supply store.
Smaller pieces can be purchased by the
foot or yard at many craft, fabric, or
building supply stores or collected out
of shipping boxes. It can be dyed with
grocery store variety dyes, sprayed with
floral spray, or colored with felt tip
markers or acrylic paints. Dying is
suggested, as the color permeates the
whole block of foam rather than just the
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