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.

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

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Image 1/1: Note: Tying the knot can be tedious, so it may take a few tries.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Note: The material may resist the needle at first.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Note: You may want to tie a few simple knots for extra security. Image 2/2: Note: You may want to tie a few simple knots for extra security.
  • 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.

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

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Image 1/1: Note: Tape is a faster fix, but may appear messier.
  • Secure the two sticks with tape or glue where the two sticks cross.

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

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Image 1/1: Note: Repeat the previous steps to other parts of the puppet if necessary.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Happy puppet-ing!
  • This is what your puppet should look like.

  • Happy puppet-ing!

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Conclusion

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

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