The girls and I attended a puppet show event this morning, and one of the puppets that they got to make were these little hand puppets. The eyes were made out of ponytail holders with plastic balls on the two ends. The pupils were added with permanent markers. The feathers were made of this ribbon that looked like a string of feathers – any type of boa would work. You simply wind the feathers around your hand, trim that length off and tape the ends together. Slide your four fingers through, and thread your pointer finger and your pinky through the rubberband to make your eyes. You could create lots of variations depending upon the type of trim that you use and the colors and style of eyes. Really easy, inexpensive and clever.