Dame Riding Hood, Goodman Riding Hood, The Wolf Hand Puppets
35.DAME RIDING HOOD HAND PUPPET
Red's mother wears a blue dress and a white apron over her underskirt. Her hair (which can be made of theatrical crepe hair) barely shows under a tight dustcap. Her bosom is made to billow with the addition of a little roll of padding sewed to the underskirt under her dress. Her head is quick papier-mache.
36.GOODMAN RIDING HOOD HAND PUPPET
Red's father, who saves her from the wolf in the end, is a stoutish woodsman. His stomach is the result of padding added to the underskirt under his wide belt. His head is also quick papier-mache.
37.THE WOLF HAND PUPPET
"But why have you such big teeth, Grandma?" "Because they are cut from thick cardboard, my dear." So is the mouth, which is cut in two pieces and hinged to fit the hand as shown. Two glued loops of cardboard or tape hold the fingers on top and the thumb below. A big stocking is then cut (on the dotted line) and slipped over the hand. The cut edges of the sock are glued to the edges of the mouth. Cloth ears and button eyes are added, the mouth is painted red and the teeth are glued in place. Arms which can rest outside the covers of Grandma's bed can be made of cloth-covered cardboard and sewed in place. An easier wolf can be made along the lines of the Stocking Dragon (No. 24).