San Francisco Bay Area Puppeteers Guild

"Make a Foam Puppet" Guild Meeting

Date: Sat., April 06 1-5 pm for Build A Foam Puppet & Felting Demo & 5-7 for Guild Potluck and Social

Location: The Veterans Memorial Hall of Benicia, 1150 1st. Street, Benicia, CA 94510.

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We’ll be working with glues. We’ll have windows open and fans going. To stay warm, please wear layers.

This will feature a Make a Foam Puppet workshop with Guild Board member Lynnette Pinto. Usually, a foam puppet takes days to make. This one can be done in an afternoon! It’s an outstanding way for beginners to learn some of the techniques involved with working in foam, and some interesting tips that the experienced builder might find useful. The photo at the top of a baby humanoid puppet, will give you an idea of the completed puppet, but you can adapt this pattern for person, animal, alien or anything that strikes your fancy.

Cost: We ask that puppet builders help cover the material expenses with $10 donation (at the door). However you can also do “pay what you can.” All foam, glue and materials necessary to build the structure, are included in the materials fee. There will be some simple baby clothes available or after you take your puppet home you can shop for baby-sized clothing or fashion your own. 

If you’re not a Guild member, and would like to build a puppet we ask that you join the Guild (Observers are free). The Guild isn’t expensive. A single adult is $25. Then give a $10 donation for materials at the workshop. For $35, you get to build a great puppet to perform with and will have a year of Guild benefits, including a TV puppet workshop in June, a newsletter of puppet events and much more!

Not a Guild member or haven’t renewed? Join Today, Then you can sign up immediately and it’s only a $10 donation for the puppet building kit at the workshop on April 06. 


Although there will be some of the items below available to share, if you can please bring: scissors for cutting foam, a fine tipped felt marker, 2 dozen straight pins (ideally with ball-headed pins) and a needle & thread.

But wait, there’s more! From 4:30-5, Guild Board member Judy Roberto will be giving a “Felting for Puppets” demo.

So the schedule is...

1-4:30              Foam Building Workshop with Lynnette Pinto

4:30-5              Felting for Puppets Demo with Judy Roberto

5-5:30             Guild meeting (all are welcome!)

5:30-7ish         Guild Potluck & Social

 Note to SFBAPG MEMBERS: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the April 06 Crankie Workshop could not take place this day and in its place is the Guild meeting with Foam Workshop. We sincerely apologize to those who have arranged or rearranged their schedules for this event. We will be rescheduling it for a date in the Fall of this year.


Date: 04/06/2019 (Sat.)

Time: 1:00pm - 7:00pm PDT

Location: The Veterans Memorial Hall of Benicia, 1150 1st. Street, Benicia, CA

Created by:   Lee Armstrong
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