Dragon Puppet

Joanne Bookmyer

My daughter sent me a photo and said “can you make me something like this?” Used cardboard and foil for the form.

I got a little heavy handed with the PM clay so he’s a little heavier than I would like for a puppet. I started with traditional newspaper mache and I probably should have stuck with that but I just really like the texture of the clay. I did a little hand painting but mostly used spray cans. My husband did the actual spraying – I gave directions and handed him the colors I wanted him to use.

The eyes are from Etsy. I tried painting them on but they just didn’t give him the “dragon look”.

Dragon puppet being painted
The dragon puppet with the base coat on, being painted.

See Joanne’s BobbleHead figure sculpture here.

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