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I have been asked several dozen times for a female version of my Manard character. Meet Elly Mae! She is sure to tickle your funny bone. This quality hand made puppet may also be used as a ventriloquist figure is carefully created by professional puppet and character designer and artist Bob Wolanin. Signed by the artist with certificate of authenticity.

This puppet is made to order and may differ slightly from puppet to puppet. Especially the clothing. If you wish a particular color for shirt or dress please inquire and I will see what I can do to make you happy.

This design of puppet comfortably hugs your hand. It is easy to convey a rich range of emotions by scrunching your hand, etc. Ideal for children and adults!
I constantly get letters from customers telling me that they are the best constructed on Etsy.
NO cheap pom-pom eyes and pipe cleaner appendages here!

Approx. 15" high my high quality puppets are made with quality materials. Handmade eyes. Not Styrofoam like other puppet makers. Elly is made of durable and colorful fleece material. The hair on top of her head is made of feather boa which creates fantastic movement and life with little arm or hand movement. The mouth is specially designed to pop open to reduce fatigue on the puppeteer's hand. My method is not elastic like other puppet makers so it will last the entire lifetime of the puppet.

Elly has hand made eyes. Her long eyelashes are all about flirting and loooove.

If you also wish an extra arm rod ( or a 2nd rod) please order it when you order the puppet so you will not incur a separate shipping charge.

Important - If you want an arm rod(s), I must know which kind before I create the puppet.

An arm rod is available from my Etsy page under the puppet category on the upper left of the page. You can choose the style of arm rod from the drop down list under the arm rod listing. When ordered at the same time as the puppet there is no extra shipping charge. If ordered separately on it's own, there will be a shipping charge.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.

Professional quality puppets at an affordable price for over 30 years.
For children, teachers, therapists, adults, organizations, corporations, television, theater, amusement parks, clowns, ventriloquists, doctors, nurses, magicians, churches, youth groups, professionals, etc.

I also specialize in custom character creation and puppets.

More puppets can be found at www.bobsimaginaryfriends.com

Please contact me for further information or special orders.

I do ship to nearly every country (Internationally). Postage rates vary greatly from country to country. Please contact through Etsy or at bobspuppets [!at] gmail.com for a shipping estimate.

Frequently asked questions about BobsImagination

Please email or contact me and I will send you a copy of my Custom Character and Puppet information sheet which will answer most of any questions you may have including how I estimate pricing.
More examples of my work can be found at www.bobsimaginaryfriends.com
Please note - I am a professional artist and designer and I only create and design my own characters. I will duplicate company mascots, logos, and customer or client designs owned by their legal copyright owner or registered licensee only. I will not duplicate characters such a Disney or Sponge Bob character or any character to which you do not own the legal rights. This is an illegal practice and literally takes away food and shelter from people who make a living at it... like me.

Elly Mae Hand Puppet or Ventriloquist Puppet

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fleece, wire, plastic, foam, fabrics, feathers, epoxy
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 58 reviews
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