A Handful Of Angels, Big Chief Applesass, Og-17 Hand Puppets
83.A HANDFUL OF ANGELS HAND PUPPET
These little finger puppets are made of rolled paper cones topped with wooden bead heads. The faces are painted on. The dresses are made of crepe paper, the arms of pipe cleaners, the wings of foil and the halos of aluminum wire. Slip one on each finger and you have a heavenly little host.
84.BIG CHIEF APPLESASS HAND PUPPET
Apples, carved and dried, make unusual and effective puppet heads, especially for such wrinkled faces as those of the old Chinese man and woman in the story of Suzume-San and for this leather-faced old Indian chief. Choose an apple with dry, dense meat; large crab apples are excellent. Break the skin in carving, but remove as little of it as possible; for instance, for the eyes, cut slits and press the edges of the skin inwards, rather than carving out the depression. Dry in good strong sunlight. The quicker the drying process, the less chance of rotting. A cardboard neck tube can be inserted either before or after carving.
85.OG-17 HAND PUPPET
Here is an example of the many possibilities for puppet conversion to be found at the toy counter of your dime store. Og's head was a toy rocket ship that produced bubbles. Wooden eyes were glued on; a body with a teletype machine in the chest was added; the bubble tube was passed down through the cloth body, and we had a Martian who expressed himself by blowing bubbles out of his head.