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How To Make A Muppet - Style Puppet for $25

Step 7: Puppet Hands

Picture of Puppet Hands
Now if your puppet doesn't need to hold anything or use their hands, then you're done! However, adding a puppet hand is really easy and will make your puppet much more convincing. Lay your hand on a piece of the fleece we used for skin. Rest you middle and ring finger close together and all other fingers spread apart. Using a pen trace around your hand to make the outline of a 3 fingered hand. Cut that out and set it over another piece of fleece, trace and cut. Now using a simple stitch sew around the edges. For tips on sewing check out ThreadBanger.com. Turn it inside out and like magic you have a puppet hand you can wear like a glove.

Congratulations you're the next Jim Hensen! For tips on framing for puppets watch Backyard FX 2. The easiest way is to use a table or windowsill to hide the puppeteer.

Questions and comments are always welcome. Thanks everybody!
 
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You spelled Jim Henson wrong... But overall this was cool.
saradono6 years ago
Great idea and relatively easy to follow... time consuming but definately fun. I used this to make ot a full puppet but a hand puppet head only. Worked great. Very pleased.