FOUND INSECTS
including arachnids (spiders) and gastropod mollusks (snails)


Red Ant (NP8207) and Black Ant (sold out)

ANTS

Ants form colonies that range in size from a few dozen predatory individuals living in small natural cavities to highly organised colonies which may occupy large territories and consist of millions of individuals. These larger colonies consist mostly of sterile wingless females forming castes of "workers", "soldiers", or other specialised groups. Nearly all ant colonies also have some fertile males called "drones" and one or more fertile females called "queens". The colonies are sometimes described as superorganisms because the ants appear to operate as a unified entity, collectively working together to support the colony. Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth except Antarctica so if you are looking for the perfect picnic location you may want to consider there. Otherwise, these friendly fellows will gladly remove your left-overs... even before they become left-overs. Our Hand Puppet Ants are 12 inches long and if that's not big enough for you, just click on the image for an even larger picture.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$15.95

Please select:

QTY:

GREEN ROSE CHAFER BEETLE (NP8210)

Green rose chafers are capable of very fast flight; they do it with their wing cases down thus resembling a bumble bee. They feed on flowers, nectar and pollen, in particular roses (from where they get their name); which is where they can be found on warm sunny days, between May and June/July, occasionally to September. The green rose chafer is  in. long, and has metallic green coloration. Our Hand Puppet version is 8 inches in length.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$14.95

QTY:

PILL BUG (2947)

Familiar to any garden, these tiny marvels of nature's engineering have their own protective armor. Our PILL BUG PUPPET has segments that overlap and can roll up into a ball. A movable head and buggy legs are ready for crawling and exploring. Our Pill Bug Puppet (we call him "Phil") has a movable head and legs and can curl up into a ball. He is 7 inches long, 7 inches wide and 6 inches tall. Click on picture for a larger view.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$23.95

QTY:

HONEY BEE (3028)

Honeybee hives have long provided humans with honey and beeswax. Such commercial uses have spawned a large beekeeping industry, though many species still occur in the wild. Our Honey Bee Hand Puppet is 7 inches long. Click on picture for a larger view.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$16.95

QTY:

#2044 BEE

Make friends with the flowers wherever you go with this plump & plush Bee glove puppet. Anatomically accurate six-fingered design can be worn by both adults & children, on either hand. Hangtag includes a favorite Aesop's fable. This Hand Puppet is 8 inches long.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$15.95

QTY:

#NP8208 BEE

This Hand Puppet is 8 inches long.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$16.95

QTY:


Painted Lady (NP8245)

OUR BUTTERFLY COLLECTION

These beautiful Butterfly Hand Puppets have a wingspan of 12 inches and each comes with a full description of the particular species. Click on the image for a larger more detailed view.


Monarch
(NP8240)


Swallowtail
(NP8241)


Checkerspot
(NP8242)


Mourning Cloak
(NP8243)


Blue Morpho
(NP8244)

Puppet Gallery Price:

$17.95

Please select:

QTY:

REVERSIBLE BUTTERFLY/CATERPILLAR (NP8246)

This 12 inch wingspan Butterfly isn't really a hand puppet because you can't get your hand inside. But when you unsip the underside and turn it inside-out... you do get this brightly colored Caterpillar. Click on the image for a larger view.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$23.95

QTY:

MONARCH LIFE CYCLE (3073)

Experience the beauty of life and the magic of metamorphosis with our Monarch Life Cycle puppet. A wonderful teaching tool with extraordinary design, this unique toy changes from caterpillar to chrysalis to adult monarch butterfly. Utilize the zippers to tuck and reveal one stage to the next and watch life unfold before your eyes! Once the transformation is complete, insert your hands into the monarch wings to cause them to flutter. Puppet is 12x22x4 inches. Click on images for larger views.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$39.95

QTY:

 

#2046 LARGE MONARCH BUTTERFLY

Pollinating the flowers, the beautiful monarch butterfly pauses to show off her bright orange color. Cause a flutter when you animate her satiny wings! This Hand Puppet has a 14 inch wingspan.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$17.95

QTY:

#2156 MONARCH BUTTERFLY

The sheer wings of this finger puppet, silk screened with realistic markings, flutter gracefully up and down with the motion of your hand. Its stretchy nylon fabric body fits fingers of many sizes. This Finger Puppet is 4 inches long.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$5.50

QTY:

SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY (3029)

Swallowtail butterflies are large, colorful butterflies in the family Papilionidae, and include over 550 species. Though the majority are tropical, members of the family inhabit every continent except Antarctica. To defend against predators, swallowtail butterflies practice Batesian mimicry, a behavior in which the butterflies' appearance closely resemble that of distasteful species to ward off predators. Our Swallowtail Butterfly Hand Puppet has a 12 inch wingspan. Click on picture for a larger view.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$17.95

QTY:

CATERPILLAR (2999)

Not a pest but rather a jewel, the brilliant, emerald green Caterpillar puppet is a shining example of nature's wonder. Feel the silky, smooth texture of its flexible "skin" as you use two hands to create a wave-like motion. This baby insect is a wonderful re-creation of the real thing. Our Hand Puppet Caterpillar is 13 inches long, 5 inches wide and 2 inches tall. Click on the picture for a larger view.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$12.95

QTY:

GRASSHOPPER (2978)

A bright green harbinger of spring, the grasshopper is a friendly fellow if you can catch him. Our stunning GRASSHOPPER Hand Puppet is a glove puppet that fits growing hands of all sizes, from child to adult. Innovative five-fingered design may be worn on either hand. He is 12 inches long, 6 inches wide and 3 inches tall. Click on picture for a larger view.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$16.95

QTY:

LADYBUG (2977)

Ladybug, ladybug, how does your garden grow? No childhood is complete without these colorful polka dotted stewards of the garden! Our Ladybug Hand Puppet fits growing hands of all sizes, from child to adult. Innovative six fingered design may be worn on either hand. She is 6 inches long, 4.5 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall. Click on picture for a larger view.

Puppet Gallery Price

$16.95

QTY:

#2032 LADYBUG

How does your garden grow? No nursery is complete without a few friendly ladybugs. Our award-winning Ladybug glove puppet fits growing hands of all sizes, from child to adult. Innovative six-fingered design can be worn on either hand. Includes a hangtag featuring popular children's rhymes. This Hand Puppet is 9 inches long and the winner of the Parents' Choice Award.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$15.95

QTY:

SCORPION (2975)

Look out, here he comes... Gotcha! Our Scorpion Hand Puppet fits growing hands of all sizes, from child to adult. Innovative eight fingered design may be worn on either hand. Use the special pocket in its tail to make a stinging attack. He is 6 inches long, 6.5 inches wide and 6 inches tall. Click on picture for a larger view.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$17.95

QTY:

#NP8206 SCORPION

This Hand Puppet is 14 inches long.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$21.95

QTY:

#2028 SNAIL

He may be slow, but at least he's not slimy! This expressive Snail puppet, as well as being soft and cuddly, also has workable horns and mouth. With these features, he can show surprise, remorse, joy, dejection, and numerous other emotions, and he also retracts into his shell if things get too overwhelming. This Hand Puppet is 12 inches tall.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$22.95

QTY:

#2447 SMALL TRANTULA

What could be better than a Large Trantula, you ask? Why, a Small Trantula, of course. This one is only 9 inches long. What could be better that that? Maybe no Trantula at all?

Puppet Gallery Price:

$13.95

QTY:

#NP8209 TARANTULA

This Hand Puppet is 16 inches long.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$32.95

QTY:

BLACK WIDOW SPIDER (NP8227)

Black widows spiders notorious spiders identified by the colored, hourglass-shaped mark on their abdomens. Several species answer to the name, and they are found in temperate regions around the world. This spider's bite is much feared because its venom is reported to be 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake's. In humans, contrary to popular belief, most people who are bitten suffer no serious damage—let alone death. Fortunately, the spiders are nonaggressive and bite only in self-defense, such as when someone accidentally sits on them. Our Hand Puppet Black Widow doesn't bite anyone at all. She is 11 inches long, 6 inches wide and her legs range in length from 6 to 10 inches in length. Click on the picture for a larger view.

Puppet Gallery Price:

$25.95

QTY: