We often leave this task until the very end of the making process because this is the aspect which draws all the elements of the piece together, hopefully harmoniously, to create a personality.
Above, you see this final process taking place as eyes are added to a tiny sabre-tooth tiger puppet we've been working on. This little chap is one of a family of characters we're making for a story as part of 'Theatre for One' puppet shows in collaboration with About Face and The Fetch theatre companies. We'll provide more details about this project, which is an absolute joy to be part of, in subsequent posts.
For now, here's a little more on the tiger's progression.