The first puppets we created where sock puppets, which are a basic tube with no arms or legs. It only requires 1 puppeteer to manipulate and the only thing being manipulated is the head and the mouth!
For my puppet I was inspired by (of course) Jim Henson and his film The Labyrinth! I wanted to create a Labyrinth character which would translate most successfully into a tube puppet and I decided to re-create the little caterpillar that Jennifer Connelly meets just outside of the labyrinth walls:
Interested in making one of these crazy critters yourself? check out my how-to for sock puppets to make your own!