How to Create Look-Alike Puppets


Creating Look-Alike Puppets Learn to make puppets that look like people you know. You’ll learn techniques for identifying and creating the shapes make up an individual’s facial features. Then you’ll learn how to reproduce those shapes three dimensionally in foam rubber and fabric. Understand the differences between a likeness and a caricature. You’ll also learn how to create unforgettable faces that burst with expression and life.

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Available on Desktop, Mobile and Tablet

What You Will Learn

Day 01:

  • Understanding caricature and capturing a likeness.
  • Recognizing the shapes in an individual’s face
  • Building a foam rubber head.

Day 02:

  • Adding facial features
  • Covering with fabric
  • Adding additional facial features

Day 03:

  • Creating a realistic nose
  • Adding hair
  • Finishing Touches


  • BONUS CLASS: How to use fake fur as hair
  • BONUS CLASS: How to create different head shapes from one pattern
  • Bonus item: Materials list
  • Bonus item: Patterns

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: How to Create Look-Alike Puppets

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Puppet makers, puppeteers, ventriloquists, doll artists

Main objective:
Learn to build a professional, camera-ready lool-alike puppet for TV, film, and theater.


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