Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tree puppet

So, I'm collaborating with Peter Hart to build puppets for a show about water conservation. They needed a talking "Musclewood" tree. My husband Paul figured out and built the PVC pipe/mouth moving mechanism , Peter taught me how to paper mache, and turned styrofoam packing material off the street into a tree trunk! After lots of masking tape, more styrofoam bits , and shaping with an electric carving knife, I had this! (Felt pinned on just as a test....)

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