The story of the Gunniwolf is a perennial favorite with storytelling librarians. Many of us first encountered it in a picture book retelling by Wilhemina Harper, illustrated by William Weisner, but it an old, probably African-American folktale. In the story, a little girl is told by her mother to never, never go into the jungle, because if she does, the Gunniwolf might get her. The little girl promises she won't. But of course, she does, following a trail of pretty flowers that lead her into the jungle.
I wanted a different little girl, so I used that puppet for the mother, and made my own soft doll girl puppet.
After the puppet show we made finger puppets. I had some blank felt finger puppets in various colors that probably came from Oriental Trading Co. The kids added wiggly eyes and felt beaks, eyebrows, mouths, and whatever other features they liked, as well as some feathers for those who wanted to get really fancy. Each finger puppet was a unique creation.