How to make a Marionette!


1.) Start with a beautiful piece of pine & for the legs you will want a piece that is 2 1/4 inches square, 12 inches long, with strait grain, freshly faced.

Choose your wood carefully. Check for knots and even grain.

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2.) Make your pattern. Draw or sketch the idea in its true size on a large piece of card stock or heavy paper

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3.) Cut out your patterns to match the shape of your drawing and desired puppet piece.

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4.) Trace the leg patters on two sides of the pine block. To make the left leg, flip one of the patters. Make sure there is a small bit of wood showing outside the pattern. This will make the cutting more accurate.

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Stay tuned for a more detailed lesson on how to make a marionette !