Supplies in the Wild

Finding, or should I say hunting, for supplies has always been a challenge. One of the coolest things over the past decade has been the meteoric rise of the cosplay community. It has unknowingly made puppet supplies so much easier to obtain. Not to mention a lot of new materials now at our disposal. 3D […]Read More

The puppets are returning…

I’ve said this before. In fact… after stopping most of my puppetry work in 2012-2013 after having my daughter I have said this every couple of years since. First, I decided to make a “Puppet-centric Dad Blog” without realizing the 1 small factor that I really hate the idea of being genre-trapped and my brain […]Read More


It all began around 2004-2005, give or take a few months. Honestly I never put a pin down on the exact date. In the middle of the night surfing the internet like we all did back then I stumbled down to a site called Puppets and Stuff. I don’t remember why or how, it just […]Read More

4 Foam Fingers – Stevens Puppets

1 – Where did you get your start in Puppetry? Was there a moment where you knew puppets would consume your life?   We started 22 years ago by answering an ad in the local newspaper in Elkhart, Indiana.  We were hired because of our extensive theatre backgrounds.  We were hired by Elton and Jane […]Read More

4 Foam Fingers – Grey Seal Puppets

For those that don’t know. Grey Seal Puppets has been a part of the Holy Grail of amateur puppet builders with their widely acclaimed book “The Foam Book” which delves into a huge variety of puppetry. From supplies to techniques and inspirations, The Foam Book has it all. It was my first puppet book and […]Read More

4 Foam Fingers – Starship Sassafrass

1 – Where did you get your start in Puppetry? Was there a moment where you knew puppets would consume your life? I honestly feel as if I were born at the absolute perfectly precise moment to truly be enveloped by the puppetry bug. It was the summer of 1973… and i would spend the […]Read More

4 Foam Fingers – Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

We are happy to welcome Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers to the 4 Foam Fingers series. You will quickly realize from the replies to the series below they understand very well that the “magic” of puppetry often times comes from your own life experiences and influences. Enjoy! 1 – Where did you get your start in Puppetry? […]Read More

4 Foam Fingers – Catherine Hicks of Pixar

Up next on 4 Foam Fingers is Catherine Hicks. She’s a Pixar animator who has worked on some blockbusters like ‘The Good Dinosaur‘ and has an undying passion for puppetry. Take a few moments to learn more about Catherine and her work here in the Q&A below. You can find all of our interviews for […]Read More

4 Foam Fingers – Richard Mansfield of Mansfield Dark

This weeks edition is with┬áRichard Mansfield of Mansfield Dark. He’s very much a kindred soul and have a similar approach. The weirdness that his first feature film is titled ‘Wolfskin’ and my first mascot is Wolfun? Totally coincidence and awesome at the same time. 1 – Where did you get your start in Puppetry? Was […]Read More