I got a bit late to this workshop, however I still had time to hear some explanation about the puppets used for animation!
It’s important that first you planned it on a paper to get the proportion of it.
The structure of the ones showed were based on two small blocks of wood with enough number of holes to get the main structure of the body.
With the aluminium wire twisted by Kieron, he creates a stronger base for the arms, legs, and spine.
With the use of styro foam he created the faces because it’s a soft material easy to shape with a scalpel and sand paper.
In the mean time some materials had to be used to get the puppet done, like scissors, hot glue, aluminium tubes, etc…
The final result will be something like this;