Puppet Making!

Paisley's Puppets > Puppet Making!

Being an obsessive puppet builder means I cannot stop making puppets. I hope to spread that obsession far and wide by offering classes for others to make their very own puppet! I offer group intro classes for making a simple fleece or furry monster puppets, in-depth classes for making professional style puppets, and one-on-one instructional sessions by the hour to work on your puppet building skills. I also offer sock puppet making classes to children at libraries, events, parties, and schools (East Bay Mini Maker Faire, Oakland Figment).

Group Intro to Puppet Making

  • Making puppets with friends is so much fun! Get a group together for a communal puppet making afternoon of fun!
  • Pre-made fleece or furry puppet body in the colors of your choice
  • All supplies to customize the character — funky hair, eyes, nose, mouth, fangs, horns/spikes/antennae, wings, and other embellishments if there is time
  • All tools needed (hot glue, other glue, sewing machine/needle and thread)
  • Ongoing help and instruction from Sarah as well as a printed guide you can take home
  • Bonus time after the class to practice with your puppet
  • 3 weeks notice required
  • Cost is $350 for 6 participants, each additional participant is $65
  • Location tbd, likely in or near Oakland, CA or we can discuss a location of your choice
  • Minimum age is 14 or older

Intro to Puppet Making

  • Come join me and others in this introductory class for making puppets
  • Details same as above
  • Scheduled classes TBD, stay tuned!

In-depth Professional Puppet Making

  • Make your very own professional hand puppet with a foam skull, fabric skin, move-able arms, and all the details needed to make your character come to life.
  • We will cover character design and development, construction techniques such as foam gluing and sewing fabric, and an intro to puppet performance skills
  • By the end of the course, you should have a completed hand puppet and some ideas and practice for performing with your puppet.
  • Class details coming soon! Or send me a message to book your session today!

One-On-One Puppet Making Instructional Sessions  

  • Come to my studio and make your very own puppet utilizing all the expertise, supplies, tools and magic I have to offer
  • $50/hour, with a 3 hour minimum to start
  • Some discussion ahead of time for scheduling and preparation required
  • Contact me to schedule your puppet instructional session today!

Sock Puppet Making Classes

Lost Sock Puppets at Figment Oakland 2014
  • Simple sock puppets are the easiest way to make a puppet in no time at all
  • Kids of all ages are welcome to make their very own puppet (parental assistance requested)
  • I provide all the supplies needed to make the sock puppet, you bring the imagination
  • Perfect for schools, libraries, events or parties

Contact me here if you are interested in any of my puppet making class offerings: