The Old Man, The Old Woman, A Handmaiden, A Box Of Demons Hand Puppets
62.THE OLD MAN HAND PUPPET
This elderly Chinese peasant has movable arms, but no legs. His head can be cast or made from a dried apple (See No. 84). To get the proper stoop to his old shoulders, tilt his body on the main dowel.
63.THE OLD WOMAN HAND PUPPET
Her ragged skirts hide the fact that she, too, is without legs. Attach the spoon permanently in her hands. Attach the bowl in which she will mix her rice cakes to the top of her prop table. Her head can also be made from a dried apple - or both her and her husband's heads can be made from quick papier-mache. In this case the irregularity and wrinkles of quick papier-m&che will be a good thing.
64.A HANDMAIDEN HAND PUPPET
She is made like the princess, but is not so pretty or so beautifully dressed. Attach her Oriental tamborine or timbrel securely to her right hand.
65.A BOX OF DEMONS HAND PUPPET
When this box is opened with a rod from below, a bunch of grinning devils leap up and dance and jiggle. One or two of them are on rods and agitate the rest, which are stuck to springs attached inside the box. Make the devils from quick papier-mache or buy small lacquered devil masks from an Oriental gift shop. The lid of the box is held in place by a spring catch, released by a string or rod from below.