Recycle Carpet Foam into… a Puppet!
Want to learn how to make a puppet?? Look no further than the Habitat ReStore Workshop on Puppet Making! Come and learn from a professional how to build puppets using salvageable materials. Rich Hochheimer, ReStore Associate and Puppeteer, has plenty of experience under his belt from working on two Muppet movies including Muppet Treasure Island (1996) and The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) where he took part in building the props. According to Rich, the key to the props is making them light weight and realistic. Rich’s experience does not stop with puppets; he has also created props and scenery for the Broadway musical Titanic, The New York Shakespeare Festival, and The Cat and The Hat ride at Universal Studios Florida, just to name a few.
All different types of materials can be used to make puppets including carpet foam, shoe boxes, spoons, plastic Easter eggs, and hinges. “It’s fun being able to use your hands and look at things that are laying around in a different way.” says, Rich.
If you would like to take part in the workshop on July 19th please sign up on our events page. We look forward to seeing you then!