Hand Jive

animal hands!

When your whippersnappers demand 24-hour entertainment, tell them to talk to the hand.

Preferably one disguised by a clever animal or monster hand tattoo.

Conceived by Spanish designer Héctor Serrano, the wide-eyed cartoon stickers instantly transform kid (or grown-up) mitts into conversation pieces. Each box comes with eight colorful animals or monsters — but the dialogue possibilities are endless. Let a crocodile chat up a bumblebee or have two monsters shoot the breeze.

Like temporary tattoos, they go on and come off easily with water. What’s more, they’re a lot less difficult to conjure than shadow puppets.

Hands down.

Available online at spoonsisters.com.

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Photos: Courtesy of The Spoon Sisters / Courtesy of Oeuf