Jumbo, Hot Dog, Anna Conda Hand Puppets
98.JUMBO HAND PUPPET
Here is a 2-handed elephant in two pieces, front and back. His head is made of cloth over a papier-mache shell, with the trunk weighted to give it an elephantine swing. The body is made of gray cloth over two sections constructed of cardboard. He does a lumbering dance to slow music, only to discover that his back end has left him and is dancing independently. His efforts to fit himself back together properly can be very comic.
99.HOT DOG HAND PUPPET
This stretchy 2-handed pup is made of brown plush or velvet, with a papier-mache head overlaid with cloth, only the nose and eyes left exposed to be painted. The operator's right hand fits into the puppet's head and moves the hinged mouth. The left hand fits into the back end, first finger extended into the tail to make it wag. The body is made of one of the metal coil toys called "slinkys" and is slung between the two ends and covered with a sheath of matching brown velvet. The body can be made to expand or retract; the dog can even turn around upon himself.
100.ANNA CONDA HAND PUPPET
Her skeleton is one of the more slender slinkys. (They are often found as a part of other toys.) Her head is made of a sock, her body of a tube of painted yellow velvet. She is operated with two hands, one inside the head and masked with a black sleeve, the other controlling the rod attached to her tail.