Introduction

In order to restring your puppet, you will need:

  • Fishing line
  • Scissors
  • A sewing needle
  • Tape or glue
  • Two equally sized wooden sticks (such as chopsticks or pencils)

Note: The glue, tape, and sticks are only needed if you are restoring a handle, also.

  1. Detach the severed/damaged strings. This can be done by cutting them or carefully pulling them out.
    • Detach the severed/damaged strings. This can be done by cutting them or carefully pulling them out.

  2. Thread the fishing line through the needle as you would with thread and tie a simple knot to secure the fishing line.
    • Thread the fishing line through the needle as you would with thread and tie a simple knot to secure the fishing line.

    • Note: Tying the knot can be tedious, so it may take a few tries.

    • Insert the needle into a secure part of the puppet's feet or other necessary puppet part.

    • Note: The material may resist the needle at first.

    • Pull the needle through the puppet part and tie another simple knot directly onto the location that was threaded through.

    • Note: You may want to tie a few simple knots for extra security.

    • If you need to make a handle, take the two wooden sticks and cross them to where they are perpendicular to each other.

    • Secure the two sticks with tape or glue where the two sticks cross.

    • Note: Tape is a faster fix, but may appear messier.

    • Tie a knot around the stick handle to secure the fishing line. (it may take several knots to secure the fishing line and you can adjust the length as needed with scissors)

    • Note: Repeat the previous steps to other parts of the puppet if necessary.

    • This is what your puppet should look like.

    • Happy puppet-ing!

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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