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A glow-in-the-dark bug puppet by Barnaby Dixon

Puppeteer Barnaby Dixon designs puppets that move with a combination of his practiced finger work and the puppet’s internal mechanisms. They can pick things up, scratch their heads, dance, tumble, fly, and more. This newly developed glow-in-the-dark bug puppet is made from a lightweight plastic that, as Dixon explains in the video, is more comfortable for him to wear and makes it easier to create subtle gestures as the bug moves.

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Previously: Dixon’s Raptor Puppet, his first puppet concept video, and more puppet videos on this site.

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