But because Alexander (my little one's virtual twin, since they were born on the same day) rather loves his wild animals, I adapted the hand puppet idea and style to suit.
I slightly increased the original dimensions, when printed out the puppets resulted quite small, even for a child's hand. I also added a hem at the bottom to make them more resistant.
So, let me introduce you to a scary lion, a mighty elephant and a terrible crocodile (well...almost):
...and these are their backs.
I then sewed the front of the ears to the front piece as illustrated in the picture. I repeated the same at the back.
I then sewed front and back pieces, right sides facing, being careful not to close the hole created by the ears (see picture below), as these are the holes where the fingers go.
I think Jonathan, Alexander's dad, loved them even more than his son...well, I made two boys happy, so mission more than accomplished!