Make your own Pinocchio Marionette – 1941

Pinnochiohowtotm Looking for a project this Memorial Day Weekend? How about building your own Pinocchio Marionette?

As part of the original publicity campaign for the Walt Disney Classic Animated Feature Popular Science ran a feature on how to make your own marionette based on the ones animators used as a model during the film’s production. has been nice enough to scan the article as well as provide some modern day suggestions to replace the suggestions from 1941 that just won’t work any more (like the very toxic plastic wood used to make Pinocchio’s head). (Link)