There is nothing more enchanting than the simple , funny movement created by a flat, two-dimensional paper puppet. Puppets are automatically, and inherently, amusing. Paper Puppet Palooza will show you how to make a wide variety of movable paper puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets, charming toys, and novel, artful gifts.
In addition to each of the basic puppets construction styles, exciting variations include instructions for making pocket puppets, movable greeting cards, rod puppets, and more.
An enjoyable cast of puppets characters - the famous Paul Palooza, a dashing zabra known as The Great Zesby, a lovely dancer, Ananuska Pupehklova, and many others- will guide you through your puppet-making adventure.
- Learn how to make seceral basic styles of movable puppets.
- Fully illstrated, step-by-step instructions and patterns included for every project.
- Bonus! Two full-color, original art puppets, designed by the author, are included for you just cut out and assemble.
Norma V. Toraya is an animation director for Curious Pictures in New York City and the Electric Company in Toronto, where she works on comercials, music videos, television intros, and documentaries for different clients. Her interest and experience in puppetry grew through working in animation. She is known for her hand-drawn and computeranimated creations that are described as painterly, dark, and always magical. Her animation work nad charming puppet work can be found online at www.crankbunny.com