An important part of the original Mr. Rogers’ show was the World of Make Believe which was inhabited mainly by puppets and occasionally by humans. The Green Room’s world of make believe is inhabited by marionette style puppets inspired by the work of the artist, Josh Agle also known as SHAG. You can learn more about his work on his website. http://www.shag.com
Making the Old Fashioned Marionettes
Making the heads from styrafoam. clay, chopsticks, and acrylic paint.
It was fun to figure out how to design the arms and legs to mimic the pencil thin pointy style of SHAG’s limbs and appendages.
These dolls were very fragile, so all sorts of funny things happened while making them!
Next to give the marionettes their moment in the spotlight… Stay tuned for Part 4 where we tried to green screen the puppets.