Glove and Finger Puppets

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Bear Grizzly

Animal Hand Puppet
42cm long
workable mouth
Just old enough for his first outing to the river to try his paw at fishing, this Grizzly Bear Cub puppet is also hungry for love! Velvety soft plush, velveteen paws and a movable mouth are just a few of his notable features.Just old enough for his first outing to the river to try his paw at fishing, this Grizzly Bear Cub puppet is also hungry for love! Velvety soft plush, velveteen paws and a movable mouth are just a few of his notable features.
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Bear Polar

Animal Hand Puppet
44cm long
workable mouth
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Bear Walking

Animal Character Puppet
20cm tall
Fingers move/walk the legs.
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Bears in Chest

Animal finger puppet
13cm wide
3 bears in a chest
Bears are animated from below.
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Boy Blond Hair

Character Puppet
60cm tall
workable hands, mouth 
No snips, snails, or puppy dog tails went into the construction of our Boy puppet. With his movable mouth, tongue, arms and hands you can make him sing, write his name, or even tie his own shoes! Or team him with our Girl puppet to make an adorable pair of entertainers. Clothes not removable.
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Chimpanzee

Currently not in stock - can be ordered in

Animal Dog Hand Puppet
54cm tall
workable mouth

With its long soft fur and expressive face, this classically featured Chimpanzee puppet will surely become a beloved heirloom. Animated by imagination, soon this simian will be swinging through your family tree.
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Clown

Character Puppet
62cm
workable hands, mouth 
He may be out, but he's not down! Once a gentleman of means, this happy hobo is still dressed to the nines, from his velveteen topcoat with tails to his worse-for-wear top hat. You can make him perform silly antics by working his arms and/or his mouth. If you're very dexterous, you can also work his tongue!
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Girl Black Hair

Character Finger Puppet
23cm tall
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Hedgehog

Animal Hand Puppet
18cm
rolls into a ball
Don't hedge your bets! This Hedgehog puppet has places for all five digits, has a soft, short plush face and underbelly and a shaggier back and head. It can turn inside out to form the kind of ball a real hedgehog rolls into for protection from predators.

How to handle your puppets

Bringing your puppets to life – “Oh, but I could never do that!”
By following these few tips, you’ll soon convince family and friends that you’re a natural puppeteer.
  1. Insert your thumb in one paw, and the little finger in the other.  This leaves three fingers for the manipulation of the nose and/or mouth.  NOTE: even if you’re right-handed, you might find your left hand more relaxed for puppeteering (or vice-versa.)  This is a common experience, and one we can’t explain. 
  2. With the animal on one hand, hold it in the crook of your other arm.  This gives your puppet a nice nest and conceals the secret of your participation.  Remember that nothing looks more awkward (or unconvincing) than a puppet perched on the end of an extended arm and hand. 
  3. If your puppet has a snout (bears, beavers, raccoons, skunks) two twitching fingers will produce a wiggling nose. 
  4. Have your puppet crawl up your shoulder, tug at your sleeve, scratch, twist around, or hide in the crook of your arm. 
  5. For animals with tails, nest the puppet on your free arm, extending your fingers of that arm toward the elbow of your “puppet arm.”  Position your thumb under the base of the tail and move it up and down to swish the tail. 
  6. The sea otter, small panda, and cats look particularly endearing on their backs, in the crook of your arm.  From this position, have them gaze at their audience, occasionally hiding their eyes behind their paws, scratching, or nestling down for a snooze.
  7. Props like rubber balls, oranges, small mirrors, cups, or wrapped candy will awaken the natural curiosity of your animal.
  8. Insert your whole hand through the hidden sleeve of the larger, cuddly animals for animated head action.