Puppeteers and Puppets

Puppet, Doll, Star, Figure

We’re exposed to puppets as kids in schools, library programs, museums, toys, dolls, movies, and tv.

Early television viewing presented kids to:

It is an object made from paper, wood, cloth, saw dust, straw, cotton, and other materials which can be formed to represent a person, an animal, or an object.
The puppeteer brings it to life using his fingers, hands, strings, or rods. A puppet is often times called a doll especially when motions are operated by electronic or mechanical gadgets.

Full Body or Full-Costume Puppet:

Sesame Street characters introduced the complete body puppet.

A complete body puppet is run by a human being who is covered completely by a character costume. After the actor is in full costume the character may vary in height from six feet or taller. These puppets are always bigger and taller than human beings.

The costume is operated by the actor with his own body that allows more movement freedoms for the character. The actor may also work hand and pole apparatus and wear a wireless microphone for his voice. This same actor or another operator from the character may work some controllers using a remote device.


Do you enjoy performing? Do you have a desire to be an actor? Puppetry is theatre and is an art form within each media outlet.

Many puppeteers are shy. They prefer to be concealed behind the scenes working with confidence telling a story, while the puppets are exposed and receive attention from the general public. Puppeteers have excellent eye and hand coordination skills as well as timing.

This craft could be learned with on-the-job-training as an apprentice, online classes, local workshops, and more formal training at universities.

What do you need to learn?

Arts and crafts skills for making props, and other support items
Writing skills for scripts, story telling, advertising, and advertising
Business knowledge
Flexibility to work in television, films, festivals and events, theater, parties
Mastering the art of ventriloquism and handling different kinds of puppets
Hours of training to keep eye and hand coordination and time
Puppet construction, operation, Pahokee Bat Removal, storage, and repair maintenance
The craft of puppetry can satisfy creativity and imagination for designing, building, and managing man-made replicas of people, animals, or objects to perform amusing feats for amusement.

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