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"Junk Foam"

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by ZombieJellyfish, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. ZombieJellyfish

    ZombieJellyfish New Member

    Hey guys. I'm just finishing up my first two Glorified Sock Puppets, and for my third puppet, I want to use foam to make the head.

    Being my first foam venture, I don't particularly want to blow the money for Scott Foam.

    Is there anything I should look for in "junk foam" (i.e. thickness, ppi, etc) or is it all pretty much the same stuff? I would like to be able to dye it.
  2. BorkBork

    BorkBork Well-Known Member

    When i made my Eric-puppet, i used cheap foam for the head. It's 1cm in thickness, and it's regular upholstry-foam. It's perfect for small puppets like this, but it's not as durable as scott-foam. But if you have a money issue and still want to build small puppets, it's perfect.

    Here's a pic of eric.

    And here's a pic of an unfinished puppet, wich i also used the same foam for.
  3. pjspuppets

    pjspuppets Well-Known Member

    junk foam

    The thing to remember with foam is to keep it out of sunlight... that makes it break down a lot faster.
  4. Whispers

    Whispers Well-Known Member

    Depending on how thick you want the head to be, I suggest maybe just 1/4 inch thick foam since i'm sure it's a pretty small puppet

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