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Puppeteering with Folkmanis Puppets


 Bringing your puppets to life –
“Oh, but I could never do that!”


With puppet in hand, proceed to the nearest mirror to try it on for size.
By following these few tips, you’ll  soon convince friends that you’re
a natural puppeteer.

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. 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.

If your puppet has a snout (bears, beavers, raccoons, skunks)  two
twitching fingers  will produce a wiggling nose. Have your puppet crawl
up your shoulder, tug at your sleeve, scratch, twist around, or hide 
in the crook of your arm.


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.

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.

Props like rubber balls, oranges, small mirrors, cups, or wrapped candy
will awaken  the natural curiosity of your animal. Insert your whole hand
through the  hidden sleeve of the larger, cuddly animals for animated
head action.


2362 - 25 Tall  Scarlet Macaw  - Folkmanis Puppets
2130 - Alligator
2885 - Alpaca Stage Puppet
2232 - Baby Black Bear
2877 - Baby Chimpanzee Puppet
2238 - Baby Raccoon
2245 - Beaver
2274 - Black Labrador Puppy  Dog Puppet
2199 - Bobcat
2578 - Burrowing Owl Puppet
2226 - Coyote
2559 - Crocodile Stage Puppet
2568 - Dutch Rabbit Puppet
2534 - Elephant
2573 - Fawn Puppet
2566 - Fluffy Cat Puppet
2580 - Flying Squirrel
2838 - Folkmanis - RABBIT, FLOPPY BUNNY Hand Puppet
2914 - Folkmanis Baboon Hand Puppet
2904 - Folkmanis Bear in Tree Stump
2743 - Folkmanis Cardinal Finger Puppet
2891 - Folkmanis Cottontail Rabbit Puppet
2888 - Folkmanis Eastern Chipmunk Puppet
2830 - Folkmanis ELEPHANT STAGE PUPPET
2843 - Folkmanis Ferret Hand Puppet
2553 - Folkmanis Gray Squirrel Puppet
2889 - Folkmanis Lion Puppet
2740 - Folkmanis Mini Bobcat Finger Puppet
2738 - Folkmanis Mini Monkey Finger Puppet
2698 - Folkmanis Mini Raven Finger Puppet
2742 - Folkmanis Mini Robin Finger Puppet
2723 - Folkmanis Mini Scarlet Macaw Finger Puppet
2685 - Folkmanis Mini Winged Piglet Finger Puppet
2845 - Folkmanis Orange Tabby Kitten Puppet
2847 - Folkmanis Pack Rat Puppet
2833 - Folkmanis Yellow Labrador Puppy Hand Puppet
2831 - Folkmanis- Black Bear Cub Hand Puppet
2561 - Giraffe Stage Puppet
2520 - Goat
2862 - Golden Retriever Puppy Puppet
2537 - Harbor Seal
2192 - Hedgehog
2867 - Hermit Crab Puppet
2258 - Iguana
2894 - Jester, Yorick
2864 - Lamb Puppet
2269 - Large Rabbit in Hat
2645 - Mini Barn Owl
2612 - Mini Bat
2641 - Mini Bear
2651 - Mini Beaver
2637 - Mini Chipmunk
2727 - Mini Dutch Rabbit Finger Puppet
2642 - Mini Eagle
2652 - Mini Field Mouse
2728 - Mini Firefly Finger Puppet
2644 - Mini Fox
2668 - Mini Hedgehog
2675 - Mini Jack Rabbit
2156 - Mini Monarch Butterfly
2638 - Mini Spotted Owl
2610 - Mini Praying Mantis
2709 - Mini Rabbit in Hat Finger Puppet
2735 - Mini Red Squirrel Finger Puppet
2734 - Mini Sea Lion Finger Puppet
2648 - Mini Squirrel Finger Puppet
2732 - Mini Turtle Finger Puppet
2123 - Monkey -  Hand Puppets
2205 - Moose
2872 - Ostrich Stage Puppet
2378 - Porcupine
2800 - Rabbit Stage Puppet
2321 - Raccoon In Garbage Can
2558 - Folkmanis Ragdoll Cat Puppet
2430 - Raven
2876 - Red Fox Puppet
2880 - Red Squirrel Hand Puppet
2064 - Folkmanis Shark Puppet
2029 - Sheepdog Hand Puppet
2250 - Skunk
2576 - Small Red Fox Puppet
2028 - Snail
2236 - Snowy Owl
2868 - Standing White Bunny Puppet
2171 - Timber Wolf
2181 - Tortoise
2021 - Turtle
2881 - Turtleneck Turtle Puppet
2113 - Tyrannosaurus Rex
2048 - White Bunny Rabbit
2219 - White Mouse
2812 - Wyvern Dragon Puppet (Special Order Only takes 14 Days to Ship)
2565 - Zebra Stage Puppet
  

Folkmanis Puppets - the complete line - goat, llama, dogs, birds, snakes, mythical creatures, cats, and more.
 
New Finger puppets (Rooster, Cow, pig, butterflies, ladybug, and many more)
 
New Characters (Boy, Girl, Ballerinas, Fairies, Witch, Fortune Teller)  


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