“How can I give emotions to a small animal puppet ?” That question came up during one of my Dutch online programs, in the assignment about giving emotions to your hand puppet.

Just like with humans, emotions don’t look the same on all puppets. A human puppet can use its hands, but what about an animal puppet, a sock puppet, or a glove puppet? Do you play it the same or……?

I made a video about it. It has English subtitles. Apologies for the present buzz in this video. The mic and the webcam didn’t work well together. In the next videos, I don’t use that setup anymore.

Did you discover something in this video, what is new for you?

With Love,


Helen Meurs (helenmeurs.com) is a pioneer in the field of Puppet Power, an independent trainer and developer. She offers online courses, is the lead instructor at the vocational training for puppet coaches, and authored the book ‘The Hand Puppet as a Educational Tool’. Subscribe to her newsletter if you want to know more.

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