Friday, November 18, 2005

Puppet Eyes: Plastic Spoons


For simple but effective puppet eyes, Mike Wick a very talented puppet builder, introduced me to plastic spoons. Visit your local party store to find spoons of different sizes, shapes, and colors. Simply cut off the handle and draw or glue eye balls to the convex side of the spoon. If you are using clear spoons, paint the eye ball on the concave side of the spoon and turn it over to reveal a puppet eye with a clear shinny finish. The spoons can be attached up right for long oval eyes, or side ways for almond shaped eyes - you can even do one of each, and give your puppet a crazy look. The possibilities are endless.

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