I'm a puppet maker with a degree in theatre. A former lighting techie, stage manager and producer. And I like to think that with puppetry, the only limit is your imagination. More...
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(If you’re looking for patterns for other puppet types, please browse the other categories as you’ll find more lists there)
I will be adding to this list as I find more patterns. Please note that these patterns come free courtesy of the credited people; please respect their wishes for creditation (if requested) if you publish the link elsewhere. This is the total of these particular type of puppet patterns listed on this site; feel free to browse for more on my site, but you’ll just end up back here again I promise.
Read about the myths of free patterns [link to be added].
Why so few free puppet patterns? Find the answer here. How to make a screen is discussed here; how are shadow puppets different from silhouettes; making joints for shadow puppets; materials are discussed here. [links to be added]
Australians may want to buy locally. Where? I explain here.