gawd bless the age of innocence when a hand puppet is the funniest thing in the world. and if you don't have the time/creative flair to fashion your own out of an odd sock....ta-dah......

children's hand puppets
1/ melvin cut out and sew hand puppets, £6.50, tate.org.uk

2/ handmade felt lion hand puppet, £13, marmarco.com
3/ moose hand puppet, £4.50, lulasapphire.com

4/ klappar vild glove puppets, £1.99,
ikea.com

5/ scorch sock puppet, £12.50, johnlewis.com
6/ little red riding hood finger puppet set, £5.50, puppetsbypost.com