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Papier Mache Book Characters

These are Papier Mache characters that I reproduced from my children’s storybook, “Toulouse the Moose® and the Mystery Guests.” The Ostrich’s name is “Cassis” and the kitty’s name is “Menou” and of course the special moose’s name is, Toulouse the Moose®. The second Toulouse the Moose® children’s storybook will be available later this year. You can visit my other website, www.toulousethemoose.com to order a copy of my first book, “The Original story of Toulouse the Moose® and His Friends.” The Toulouse the Moose® Papier Mache is actually a rod marionette.  The head is Papier Mache and the body interior I constructed from wood.  I sewed and designed the clothing, shoes and soft portions of the body.  The marionette mechanism, the strings, wire and wood I assembled.  I learned about these techniques in a wonderful class at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA under the superb tutelage and instruction of Diane Lewis. I highly recommend taking her courses. You would find her classes listed in the Theatre Arts section of the college’s class schedule.