Instant Bunny, Thumbelina, Winkums, Jabberwacky Hand Puppets
1.INSTANT BUNNY HAND PUPPET
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 two fingers. That's one ear. Now do the same with the other corner, pulling it up between the second and third fingers. Two ears. Wrap the two back corners around your wrist, and you have a bunny with floppy ears and a wriggly nose (your second finger inside the handkerchief).
2.THUMBELINA HAND PUPPET
With a ball-point pen draw a funny face on your thumb and drape a handkerchief over it, as in B. Pull it around in front to hide your hand. You can also put a peanut shell on your thumb and draw Thumbelina's peek-a-boo face on that.
Find the fold in the palm of your hand - just under the little finger. Draw one eye right on that fold. Draw the rest of the face to fit, as in C. Now, by curling your little finger down you make Winkums wink, wink, WINK!
4.JABBERWACKY HAND PUPPET
With your ball-point pen draw a face on the back of your hand, as shown, D. Use a lipstick to color the lower half of your first finger and the upper part of your thumb. Now make a fist. Your first finger becomes the upper part of the mouth, your thumb the lower part, and by moving them you can make Jabberwacky talk, whistle and even pretend to chew gum.
Riddles for Jabberwacky. Now to produce a little play. You ask riddles and Jabber gives the answers. Like this:
YOU: What is it that a cat has that no other animal has?
YOU: Why does an Indian wear a feather headdress?
JABBER: TO keep his wig warn.