This week, I made a Rod puppet. It's really a tough work，and at first, I even didn't figure out how to start! We went to Metropolitan Lumber&Hardware and OK hardware to buy the Rod, pins , nails，springs, string we need to make this puppet, using a lot of time to think about how mechanism works.
Then I drew the draft about the mechanism.
There are two parts contained mechanism. I want to make the mouth is able to open and the waist can bend.
I cut one rod into two parts, using a pin to through it then put a spring connect this two parts, in order to make the waist bend.
Mouth part is more complicated. I used a piece of wood to be the mouse. Inserted a long pin to be the axis of it. Then used a spring to attached the mouth to the rod in order to make it took the pin as an axis to rotate.
I used 8 pieces of wood to make it face. Used wood cutting machine and wood sanding machine to produce every parts in appropriate shape. Then I assembled all these parts with nails. Drill nails into woods tightly to make a well-knit head. It looks like the face of an elderly woman.
I put an blue foam in semicircular shape，and attached it on the rod behind its head to make it like the humpback of the elderly woman.
I found some fabricate to make clothes in Japaness-style. So I decided to make a Japanese Kimono for it.
I added some cotton in its body to make a big belly and humpback for it to make the puppet looks like a paunchy elderly woman. And I also sewed two small bags of cotton to make its prolapsed breast.
At last, I used steel wool to make her hair, drew red lips with acrylic paint. Made a wood hand for it, and use chopsticks to control it.