the funny thing is, i perused every puppet thing i could find on the internet. puppet tutorials, pictures, looked at galleries and saw books for sale and patterns too. There were alot of good ideas out there and there were neat things like moving eyes and eyelids. the bottom line here in my opinion and i have only made five puppets worth seein in my life so far, is you will learn more by doing. yeah i said by doing. i would say look at the puppet building stuff on you tube, and if you wish get a pattern from a book or a website, but all in all get some felt and make one. even if its just from a sock. but i made my first puppet recently from my own drawn pattern. you will need to draw the fingers extra fat and the shoulder part? yikes a night mare for me. so i leanred to do the body like a sock puppet and attatch the arms later. you will learn so very much from making the first one. i made two so called sock puppets from a felt pattern i drew and cut out and stuffed. then i made a foam head for my third, and the fourth? blinking eyelids. just make one and have fun even if its not so great. best way is too learn.