This hand is made from readily available materials and is perfect for your Halloween haunted house, scary pranks, as a movie prop or just good old fashion fun. It also serves as a good starting point for further work that might include the use of servos, remote controlling and more advanced animatronics. There's a few videos at the end of this instructable that shows the building process and some of the movement of the hand. Here's one;
Step 1: Parts and tools you need
Plastic or wooden clothes hanger
The two latter can be replaced by other materials as you will find out later.
Step 2: Making the template
Mark off the joints of each finger including your knuckles. If you're lazy, just print out the last picture:)
Step 3: Creating some fingers
Cut the tube at a length equal to that of the distance from your finger to your wrist. Do this for all fingers.
From the template, mark off the joints and then cut a V-shape in the tube at each joint. Make sure the to check the angle of the bend so that it closely matches your fingers.
Step 4: Mounting the fingers
Tie a few knots at the end as depicted and secure it all with some tape to hold it all together.
At the other end (wrist-side), pull and tape the string. This makes the next step much easier!