Holding odd shaped pieces whilst gluing up can be a challenge. Here there are two pieces that are being glued. Once fitted together gravity is enough to keep them together. But of course the pieces have to be supported at the right angle, and to do this whilst gluing they are supported by a piece of BluTac.
Once dry the the missing piece is jiggled into position. In this instance the piece is ‘dropped’ into the head cavity and then raised up from inside to fit. However the difficulty is that there’s no way fingers or a tool can be inside the head to raise the jaw/cheek into place. The answer is to attach a cotton thread behind the ear which can be used to pull the joint shut.
Once it’s all in position tension has to be kept on the suspending thread until the glue/filler has dried. To do this the puppet is suspended by the thread. There’ll be more on this as the project progresses.