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Animal Marionette

by owenscenic, published

Animal Marionette by owenscenic Apr 20, 2013


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A marionette for the little ones.

An experiment to see how 3d printing can help with creating puppets. With different heads, this can easily be modified into different animals.


• Print 4 paws, 1 Torso, 1 Tail, 1 Head, 2 Crosspieces, and 6 String Holders. Paint as desired.
• Cut 5mm dowels to various lengths: 6 @ 2.5 Inches long, 1 @ 5 inches. Glue into Crosspieces and String Holders like image above.
• Cut the fabric into 4 1" by 4" strips.
• Tie a bead onto one end of string and thread string thru hole in bottom of torso. Then sew onto the Fabric strip. See image above.

More instructions soon.

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How does the torso stay connected to the body and tail?

Hi I think you did a great job

Your puppet has a great deal of personality. Great idea and very cool:-)

Love this! Such a cool application of 3D printing.