Our eco-friendly, sustainably made, Whale Shark finger puppet has been hand crafted by artisan collectives from the rural areas of the Peruvian high-plains. We source ethically, practice fair trade principles and strive to help these artisans extend their products reach. As descendants of the Incas, these artisans, mostly women, have been working with textiles for generations. Knitting is a proud tradition for the Quechua and Aymara people who still use traditional methods today. Most work from home using their passion and skills to create these colorful finger puppets which help supplement their family's income.
Each finger puppet is as unique as the artist who created it! Some characters are only available in limited quantities and then never made again. Others are created by artisans from subsistence communities who only knit during certain periods of the year and produce small quantities of magnificent finger puppets. Our network of artisan-producers is comprised of over 800 talented individuals who are encouraged to use their creativity to the fullest! These toys are special, they are not made in a factory, they are handmade with love!
Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and child development experts, along with concerned adults, worry that electronic gadgets might substitute for important interaction. Learning through play is a vital aspect of childhood, and experts say your child should be encouraged to do so every day. Finger Puppets help promote a wide range of developmental aspects. The simple act of offering your child a few finger puppets can do wonders for their language, social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. Best of all, they aren’t just for children, ThumbThings Handmade Finger Puppets bring out the kid in all of us!
Certified by Green America, GreenP, Fair Trade, Handmade and Eco-Friendly! Ages 3+ 100% Nylon yarn and polyfill stuffing, all new materials. Gently hand wash, do not machine dry.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
100% Nylon yarn with poly-fill stuffing, all new materials.
Recommended for Ages 3+
This is a handmade product.
Over 200 different characters to collect, trade, and share.
No two finger puppets are exactly alike each is unique in its own way.
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There are over 200 adorable characters to play with, collect, trade, and share! Finger puppets excite the imagination, and inspire creativity in kids, they will will put down their electronic gadgets and spend hours interacting and playing pretend games with each other, all while learning valuable social skills!