The Borsa Puppet Pattern

Skill Level: Beginner

$40.00 

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  • Product Description
  • Examples
  • Download the Character Design Worksheet to get started. Plan your character first and then use your sketch as a blueprint for building the puppet.

    Build a live-hand monster puppet with The Borsa Puppet Pattern! The finished puppet measures 24 inches (610mm) from the top of the head to the base of the body. This type of live-hand puppet is called a "sack puppet." The puppet's body has little or no understructure and, if turned upside down, largely resembles a sack or bag. (By the way, "borsa" is Italian for "bag" - wink, wink.) Add eyes, a nose, some horns or teeth and create a unique monster character of your very own!

    A live-hand puppet typically requires two puppeteers. The main puppeteer controls the puppet's mouth and left hand. A second puppeteer operates the right hand.

    What is included?

    • Detailed instructions with photos and drawings that will take you step-by-step through the building process. You can download the instructions immediately after purchase to start gathering the materials and tools.
    • A full-size printed pattern. The pattern comes printed on card stock and will be shipped to your physical address.
    • The Working with Faux Fur tutorial

    You may need Adobe Reader to view and print the instructions. If you don't already have it installed on your computer, or would like to download the latest version, you may do so here.

  • Check out the Gallery to see what others have created with our patterns. Of course, there are hundreds more in your imagination!


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