Pat writes – “For this week’s video (8 minutes in length), we dove into the world of the performing arts to show you the very interesting process of how marionettes are made. Did you know that there are between ten and fifteen strings for each marionette? The entire process really is a work of art and takes several weeks just to create one puppet. As you’ll see in the video, the first step to creating a puppet is sketching out a drawing. Then, they sculpt the head out of clay. But that’s too heavy for a puppet so they create a plaster cast and let it harden. Later, they break open the cast and pour neoprene liquid which, when dried, turns into a light weight plastic. With the head complete, they proceed to glue on the hair or fur. “ – Link.