These marionettes are Ben and Lea, a pair of puppets which I created for a group of children's plays at our community theatre, the "Folly"- an outdoor theatre. Ben and Lea are built from standard puppet materials, except for the heads, which are radio controlled. It takes one adult and two children to animate the puppets- an adult and child manipulating the body and head from the platform above, and one child on each radio control.
The eyes open and close, as well as looking from side to side, and the mouths open and close; all operated by an RC helicopter control. We hope this year to give them voice as well.