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DanielMooncalf
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I was hoping to find information on napkin puppets. So... Where can I find information on napkin puppets? Smile

thanks.
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What I use to do from my childhood is make a simple knot at one of the napkin corner. Insert your index finger to the knot as head of puppet, then make position of your thumb and middle finger as arms. So you have a napkin hand puppet!

If I'm not wrong I have seen some napkin puppet in old magic books. Maybe on Bill Tarr's book or Dunninger's book. I'm not sure, but can't check it for now.

Hope this helps.

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DanielMooncalf
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Yea.. What I'm looking for specifically looks like napkin origami, almost.. except for you form different things into hand puppets.
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Sorry I don't get it.

Do you know how to make a chicken body from napkin?
Is that kind you looking for?

BTW what I remember from the old magic books, as I wrote before, is something like making a rabbit puppet using a napkin or handkerchief plus hand.

Or try to find a napkin folding books, maybe you can find what you are looking for.

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Eyes that you clip on to your fingers might go well with the napkins..

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Shari lewis has a few lovely little paper and cloth napkin puppets in both her videotape You Can Do It and her book on the subject (perhaps called Paper Toys and Puppets).

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I am reviving this old thread because Budihaha said, "what I remember from the old magic books, as I wrote before, is something like making a rabbit puppet using a napkin or handkerchief plus hand."

Yes, my grandmother used to do this. She had two tricks -- the paper rose (for when the restaurant had paper napkins) and the rabbit puppet (for when the restaurant had linen napkins). Both of these tricks must be very old, because my grandmother was born in 1893. She performed them for me circa 1950 - 1955.

I found the paper rose instructions via Docc Hilford's excellent DVD ("Docc's Paper Rose"), but I have yet to find instructions for making the rabbit puppet a.k.a. bunny from a napkin.

I would greatly appreciate anyone pointing me in the right direction.
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Thanks, both of you!

Picard -- that's the one, complete with the wiggly nose! As soon as I saw it, I remembered how to do it. One difference -- when my grandmother tied the two free ends around her wrist, she tucked one of those ends up and back in to make a little bunny tail.

You folks are great! Now I can teach both of these old-time tricks to my grandsons.

Imagine -- something from my 19th century grandmother to be shown to my 21st century grandkids. That's real magic.
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I am sure the grand kids will love it as muh as you did
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