A story teller in Boise, Idaho had kids make a simple felt puppet to use in their own re-creation of Billy Goat's Bluff. The magic in the air was palpable as the kids told their stories with their new friends! The puppets were small, nothing tricky to manuever. A simple over-the-finger tube shape, with yarn hair. Even the littlest children could put a puppet on one little finger.
My oldest son was about 4 then, and it was nearly Halloween. He's a gentle soul, with many fears and worries. Could I find a way to introduce him to the fun of Halloween without the scary? I invited his friends and embarked on an adventure! I made up several simple games based mostly on fall themes, then designed finger puppets as party favors, one for each game. I bought a battery operated portable sewing machine and set to work! The kids and the puppets-- it was magic again. As I watched their delight, I became hooked!