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Paper Mouths & Fancy Pants

All right, the first meal on the stopmo menu is - paper mouths, (more importantly, how to paper mouths) Robot Chicken, South Park, and Titan Maximum all use replacement animation to animate mouths, so,
its very simple to make paper mouths for a stopmo puppet, this is what you need to start: paper, X-acto knife, paint, paintbrush, and sticky tack (or tape); it really depends on the size of your puppet, so take advantage of it and use your puppet to determine the size of your cut-out (make about 50-100 different mouths so the animation looks smooth).  Draw out your mouths before cutting (this will limit mistakes and make the whole process SO much easier) next, cut the mouths out and paint the lips, teeth, facial markings, etc.  Last put sticky tack on the mouths so they stick easier to your puppet.

Time for dessert, Fancy Pants Productions is a brick filming (Lego stopmo) channel on YouTube, the channel its self has some awesome videos, but there are also some very helpful tutorials also, so go enjoy that!                                                                            

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