One tip we would like to address is the fingernails.
Although we have only had one instance where we heard about someone losing a fingernail from their puppet, we decided that since it was possible, we would include a tip on how to replace the missing nail.
We recommend that you just add a couple of items to the "fix-it" box that all Vents who have been doing vent for more than a day or two have. THINGS DO BREAK.
If you should ever lose a nail, all you have to do is go to your fix-it box and glue it back on. We will teach you how.
Things you will need:
- a Q-tip swab
- the fingernail
- Contact Cement
We do recommend keeping Q-tips in your fix-it box. For Contact Cement, go to the paint department of any Lowe's or Home Depot. If they have Contact Cement in a small tube, that is the easiest to keep in your fix-it box. If they do not have a tube, get the smallest can they have.
Dab your Q-tip in to the contact cement and roll it around to just get a little bit on the end. Then apply a small amount to the injured finger or toe in the spot where the nail will go. Apply a small amount to the underside of the appropriate nail and wait about a minute. After a minute, press the nail firmly onto the finger and set aside for about ten minutes.
NOTE: For those of you who grew up in the 60's and 70's, DON'T BE TEMPTED. Although it is the right kind of glue. . . sniffing glue will just make you miss the show and since you are the performer, this would be bad!!!!