Wednesday, February 22, 2006
B.A.R.K. Production Journal: Puppet Hands, Step 10
It's time to fabricate the puppet's hands. The technique I'm going to demonstrate is a bit quick and dirty, but it will save you from doing a lot of sewing. If gluing isn't for you, simply use your hand pattern to create a top and bottom piece. Cut them out and sew them around the foam hand. If you're using shiny material like spandex sewing is your best choice because the glue doesn't adhere well to those materials.
If you're gluing, spray Super 90 on both sides of the puppets hands. Remember that when ever you are using contact cement wear latex gloves, use a respirator, and work in a well ventilated area.