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Mouthplate Material

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by officermom, Jun 23, 2002.

  1. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    This reminds me of when I was first building puppets, many moons ago, i used a styrofoam plate like you eat off of! Sheesh!
  2. Ryan

    Ryan New Member

    I used to love foamcore, because before you cover it, it seems like it will work very well. I discovered once I covered it in with felt one piece, it didn't close correctly. So when using it, I found that you have to cover it in two pieces, on each part of the mouth plate.
  3. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    Leather is very good and durable...I have a bunch of different pieces of leather I often use for mouths. The manufacturing process is a little more eco-friendly than rubber, which I like.
  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    On the Muzzles of Muley and gang, I cut the bottom mouthplate a little (maybe a quarter of an inch) smaller than the rest of the mouth plate, but the lips still seem to come together level. I use the corrogated board for the bottom palate, and 1/4" foam for the top palate because Muley makes this one face where he scrunches up his nose and it's purty funnee.


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