Joshua and I made these hand puppets the other day. The initial idea came from an older issue of Family Fun. The frog is straight out of that article. The stingray and the shark, though, were completely Joshua's idea. He made the shark and we collaborated on the stingray. The funny thing about the stingray is that it was initially supposed to be a black lab with droopy ears. When it wasn't quite working out like I had hoped, Joshua had the idea to tape the mouth shut, put gills and a mouth on the bottom side and put the stinger/tail on. :) Isn't he creative?? He then spent the rest of the afternoon putting on puppet shows for us!