Judy, The Baby, Toby The Dog, Scaramouche Hand Puppets
39.JUDY HAND PUPPET
Punch's wife has her husband's great hooked beak and jutting chin, but there is a certain pleasing innocence in her insipid smile and beady eyes. She wears a dress of pale lavender and a little lace cap. Notice that legs of stuffed cloth have been attached to the underskirt and dangle out from beneath her dress. Similar legs can be added to all the characters. They are seldom used for actual walking, but are flopped over the front rim or apron of the stage when the puppets are sitting.
40.THE BABY HAND PUPPET
This is a little rag doll built over two crossed sticks. (To save time, you could use a store-bought doll.) Make the head out of quick papier-mache and paint on the yowling mouth. The arms stick straight out to either side; the dress flaps loosely at the end as Master Punch is tossed about by his father.
41.TOBY THE DOG HAND PUPPET
Toby is the only member of the family who gets a crack at Punch, so he needs good usable jaws for nipping that rascal's nose. He can be a simple stocking puppet (see No. 24), or he can be made like the wolf (No. 37). Front paws of stuffed cloth can be added as shown.
42.SCARAMOUCHE HAND PUPPET
Scaramouche masquerades here as the mailman, wearing a gray uniform. His head, made of overcast papier-mache, is not glued to the neck tube, but just fits down over it, so that a sharp blow from Punch's club sends the head flying and leaves the puppeteer's first finger wiggling like a severed neck. You could paint the tip of the finger red, or is that too grisly?