Special Puppets


A Nativity Shadow Play

Shadow puppets are especially well adapted to such tableau presentations as the Story of the Nativity. The figures suggested here are not articulated, but they can be given movable...

The Old Man, The Old Woman, A Handmaiden, A Box Of Demons Hand Puppets

This elderly Chinese peasant has movable arms, but no legs. His head can be cast or made from a dried apple. To get the proper stoop to his old shoulders, tilt his body on the main dowel...

Pirouette, Pietre, Hilda Hand Puppets

Briefly described here are three unusual types of hand puppet: finger puppets, rod puppets and shadow puppets. The little finger puppets can do little else but walk and dance, but they do that...

Shadow Puppets, A Shadow Stage

Shadow puppets have been popular for hundreds of years in China, India and Java (Indonesia). They are ideal for school, church and hospital puppetry, being cheap and easy to make and operate...

Suzume-San The Princess Hand Puppet

She consists of only head, torso and delicate arms made of fine white cloth, stuffed with kapok and sewed across at elbow and wrist. Her torso is also of stuffed cloth or of wood. Her kimono drapes...

.Suzume-San The Sparrow, Rod Puppets

The little bird's body should be cast in papier-mache for lightness. Her wings are cut from cardboard or moulded Celastic and attached loosely to the body. They can be decorated...

The Shadow Dragon Hand Puppet

This fierce mythical monster is made from flat cardboard parts joined with paper fasteners. In the case of this shadow puppet, there are four control rods, two on the legs, one...