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Create a Puppet with Picture to Puppet

Create a Puppet with Picture to Puppet

Duration:8 hours total
Includes:Food, drinks, and equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Hello! I'm Mari. I've been working full time as a professional puppet maker for over 6 years. My business is called Picture to Puppet and I specialise in making likeness puppets of people. I have a huge range of different clients, they’re used for TV shows and theatre productions, comedians, ventriloquists and music videos. A lot of my customers are individuals who order puppets of their family…

What we’ll do

You will be joining me in my studio to make a glove puppet based on a character or person of your choice - if you can dream it, we can make it! Please bring photos, drawings or any other images that could help you explore your unique idea. Over the period of a working day, with a break for lunch, you will be supported to develop your existing creative skills using model making, sewing and hand…

What I’ll provide

Lunch is a collaborative affair at Picture to Puppet - if you wish to contribute, please feel free to add a dish to our daily teddy bears picnic. Otherwise, you'll be included in the offerings from all the resident puppet makers to keep your strength up for the afternoon.
Coffee, Tea and Water
I serve tea, coffee and water throughout the day to keep you refreshed - and often have a cake break about 4pm!
Creative supplies
I provide all the materials and equipment you need to bring your idea to life - fabrics, threads, sewing machines, buttons and bows, drawing materials, safety eyes and much more!

What to bring

An idea of a person or character you would like to create

Where you'll be

The workshop will take place in my fantastic studio, in which I work alongside a team of artisans. The two rooms are full of sewing paraphenalia as well as housing the Leith Toy Hospital with its doll and teddy wards, sick bunnies, patchy pandas and porcelain dolls - all nursed carefully back to health whilst we put together your glove puppet. The studio is located close to the shore in the historic Leith area of Edinburgh.


Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 1 guest ages 12 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

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Create a Puppet with Picture to Puppet
New experience
From €117/person
New experience
From €117/person