How to Make: Piplup Puppet (Pokemon)

How to Make: Piplup Puppet (Pokemon)


(lullaby music) – Hello, everybody. My name is Tommy. I’m a mask and puppet maker. In this video I’m going to show you how to make one of my
favorite Pokemon, Piplup. – Welcome to Tommy’s Puppet Lab. – Enjoy the show. – Before we get started
with this tutorial, I just wanna cover some safety. Knives and scissors are
very sharp and pointy so please get an adult to help you. Always cut away from yourself,
never towards yourself. And that includes your fingers. When using hot glue, always wear gloves to protect yourself from burns. Never touch the tip, so please
be very careful with this. And I highly recommend adult supervision. All right, let’s start. Make the head by crumpling
newspaper into a large ball. (vibrant music) And this is what the head looks like. It should be nice and round. For the beak, I will be cutting a large styrofoam ball in half. Make the body by crumpling
newspaper into an egg. Now, add some details to the top here you want to make. You’re going to make two of these and we’re going to glue
them onto the front here. Now we’re going to add
some detail to the back. And now we’re gonna add two little spikes at the back here. This will be the tail. This is the bib that goes around the back. So you need to make two little spikes and glue it at the back here. Now it is time to make the wings. These are the wings. To make the feet, crumple newspaper into two flat eggs and make
sure one end is straight. This is what the feet should look like. Okay, so now it is time to
start adding paper-mache. So I’m going to show you how
to make the glue solution. You will need white glue and you’re going to need some water. You’ll also need a container
and a large paint brush, whatever size works for you. You need to mix one part water and one part white glue. So what I mean by that
is if you’re going to use one cup of water, you will
add one cup of white glue. Two cups of water, two cups of white glue. That’s what one part water
and one part glue means. So I’m gonna do that right now. So I’ve got this little
measuring cup here. So we’re gonna start off
by adding one part water. So we’re gonna pour
that into the container. And now we need to add
one cup of white glue. I’m gonna do that. Now, you’re going to mix your solution. You’re gonna keep mixing it
until it is one smooth solution. Okay, so that should be good enough. So now we have our mixture. All right, so I’m gonna show
you how to use this glue. Take the glue solution and
brush it onto the newspaper. Use some tissue paper. I use toilet paper ’cause
it works really good and it’s very cheap. Put the tissue on top
and cover it in glue. Put another layer on top and put more glue on top of it. Keep doing this until you
have three or four layers. (vibrant music) Okay, so I’m gonna detail the feet. I’m going to make more penguin-like feet. So I’m going to actually do this. And I’m going to cut that off. Do the same thing to the other foot. And you should have something
that looks like this. So it looks a lot more penguin-like. Do the same thing to the other foot. Then I’m gonna cover it in paper-mache. And you should have something
that looks like this. Looks a lot more realistic. To make the Pokemon stand on its own, we’re gonna take the feet, this is the bottom of the feet, and I’m going to take two
cardboard cutouts of the feet. So I took a sheet of
cardboard, I traced around it. Notice that it’s the perfect fit. I just traced around it and I cut it out. So you’re gonna need two of these and we’re going to glue them
at the bottom of the feet. That way they’ll be nice and flat and this Pokemon can stand on its own. And now I’m gonna cover the
bottoms with paper-mache. Okay, so you’re gonna take the wing and you’re just gonna
glue it at the end here. Just take this piece of cardboard and glue it on here so
that we can attach them and that will make the wings moveable. Do the same thing to the other wing. To make the eyes, cut
out two cardboard ovals. And we’re just gonna scrunch a little bit of tissue paper on top of it and we’re gonna cover it up, that way it will have some nice depth and it’ll look like an actual eye. Gonna do it to both of them. Should look something like that. Notice, it’s got a little bit of depth. All right, see how the
eye has some depth now? This is what they should look like. Okay, so now we are going to
attach the feet and the eyes. So here’s the top Styrofoam cut-off and we’re going to glue it right here. We’re gonna glue that right here. Just in the center of the head. And you should have something
that looks like this. Okay, and to attach the eye, I’m actually just gonna, I just made a small cut over here so that the eyes aren’t so twisted. It won’t look so derpy. Gonna glue the eyes right here, and we’re gonna glue ’em
on on the other side. And these are the eyes. Okay, so now the next
thing that we need to do, is we need to cut the back open, and we need to remove all the newspaper. All right, so I’ve just cut the back open, so now we need to remove all the newspaper so that we can actually install the lower jaw so that this
Pokemon can be a puppet. And because this paper
is all covered in glue, (tapping) it stays hard and it doesn’t collapse. So yep, this will work just fine. So what we need to do is we need to take a paint mixing stick, these things are completely free, and we’ll need to take the lower jar and we’re going to glue
this onto the lower jar. Just like that. So just right at the bottom here, we need to cut an opening
so that we can fit this in. And we should have something
that looks like a spoon. So yeah, that’ll work. So we’re gonna cut an opening right now. Okay, so now we should
be able to put this in. When you push down on the paint stick, (beak clacks loudly) your puppet should be able to talk. Okay, so now what we are gonna do is we are going to shut this. So I’m actually going to
raise this up a little bit and I’m gonna cut an
opening at the back here so that we can close this all the way. Okay, so now I have this closed. We should be able to still
push down on the lever so we can make the Pokemon talk. So now I’m going to hot glue this shut and I’m gonna put paper-mache and completely close it off again. Now take a strip of cardboard and roll it and tape it together so it looks like a cardboard tube. So you’re just gonna glue
the rolled up cardboard tube and put it at the very bottom of the head. And I covered it in paper-mache and I painted it black so that way when you put it through the hole you can actually make
the head move around. Okay, so you’re gonna glue
the wings on like this. And this piece, you’re gonna put glue just on the end here, and you’re going to
attach them to each side like I have right here, and that way the wings can
move just a little bit. Okay, so let’s finish
assembling this Pokemon. So I’m gonna have to be gluing the feet onto the bottom of this puppet like this, so I’m gonna use hot glue. So just don’t forget your gloves. All right, and there you go. The feet are attached. The Pokemon can stand on its own. Okay, and we have these
two dots right here. All you need to do is just take some cardboard circles here and you’re just going to glue ’em just right underneath here
and cover it in paper-mache. All that’s left is to attach the head. So what we need to do is we need to make a hole on the top here and we’re gonna slide this in. And this bird is ready to be painted. And now the head can move just like that. I think we can start painting
our little blue penguin. Okay, let’s start painting. So we’re definitely gonna need the darker blue and the light blue. And we’ll need some yellow. And we are also gonna need some white. And I don’t believe black
will be in this one, so I think all our colors are right here. So let’s begin. (whimsical music) I’m going to give this Pokemon a bow tie just because a few reasons. So you’ll need two cutouts. They look like butterfly wings. A circle. And two rectangular strips with the ends rounded off like that. Glue this on. And we’re going to glue
that on right underneath. And then I’m gonna
cover it in paper-mache. Put this in. Now I’m going to glue a piece of cardboard just at the back here so that this thing does not slide out. So I’m gonna glue this tiny
strip here just like that. And this thing will not slide out. And there you go. I absolutely love how this turned out! This is great. Oh, he’s perfect! One final touch. This is optional, but I’m
gonna put it on him anyway. Isn’t that precious? You know, I honestly
believe that this Pokemon just needs a bow tie. This is actually my
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon partner for eternity. Just like that. And the head should move around. You just push down on it and you can make the puppet talk. The tail makes a really good handle. Right here, look at that. It’s just so lightweight. Great, great puppet. Also, you’ll notice that this
Pokemon is wearing a badge. If you want to learn how to make one, I have a tutorial on how to do that. Please click on the link
in the description below to learn how to make this. Or I can take it off and just
leave it with the bow tie. He looks really cute with just a bow tie. And there you have it. You now know how to make Piplup,
one of my favorite Pokemon. Well, I hope you enjoyed that video. Thank you so much for watching and I will see you next time. Bye-bye.

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