Yet another question pulled right from the Google searches. I find it quite odd that somebody might have typed this into a text box, given that the answer should be rather obvious.
There’s no such thing as "best" type of puppetry. Like all art, puppetry is appreciated based on personal taste. Many people I know don’t even like puppets, and some don’t consider it a true art form at all; especially when considering it for adults.
In this day and age, we’re all conscious of the amount of crap we produce that can’t be reused, and ends up in the local town dump. Making puppets seems like an addition on that waste, with foam, plastic and all sorts of other things being needed to make something that may, in the end, be put in the trash (that’s another topic for another day). Is it possible to make puppets out of only recycled materials? Of course! There may be some things that you’ll simply have to buy (like glue), but practically everything can be reused. Skip to the tutorial. Skip to the video showcase.
First you need some eyes. Learn how to make them here.
To attach eyes, you can either sew or glue the eyes on. To glue, you can use contact cement – puppet makers recommend Green Contact Cement, or Crafter’s Choice “Ultimate” Glue. For Australians, buy some Foam Glue (on sale at Spotlight). Additionally, a puppet stand is ideal for when you are working with the head of the puppet, so you’re on the same eyeline as the head. Read the theory behind eye placement, then follow the steps on your own puppet.
Australians may want to buy locally. Where? I explain here.