Instant Puppets


An Instant Body, The Hand Positions, Paper-Bag Gremlin, The Envelope Bird Hand Puppets

To make a quick body or "skirt" you need a large handkerchief and a rubber band. Hold your hand in one of the two hand positions shown below and drape the handkerchief over the extended fingers. Loop the rubber band...

Instant Bunny, Thumbelina, Winkums, Jabberwacky Hand Puppets

You need a large handkerchief. Make a loose fist and drape the handkerchief over it, as shown in diagram A. With your other hand, pull one of the front corners of the handkerchief up between your first...

Instant Stages, Borrowed Hedda, Plasticman Hand Puppets

The heads of old rubber toys and dolls make good instant puppet heads. Sometimes the head has to be stuffed with cotton to let you hold your first finger tightly inside...

Making Your Puppets Move, Carrie Carrot, Apple Pirate, Turnip The Tusker, Eggbert Hand Puppets

Manipulation, or making puppets move, is not so easy as it might seem. At first you are likely to move them too much and too rapidly. Remember that your puppets are small. Their movements should be small and precise...

Matchbox Monster, Spoonerella, Rapid Rabbit, The Ghost Hand Puppets

You need a wooden matchbox, some colored paper and glue. Throw away the drawer part of the matchbox. Cover the outside of the other part with paper...