The thumb control for this rod puppet is made from a piece of pvc pipe. Choose the size pipe that best fits your thumb. Cut a three quarter inch length of pvc. Using a jig saw carefully cut the pvc piece in half. With a medium grit sand paper round all of the rough edges so the control feels comfortable against your thumb. Secure the pvc and drill a hole in the center - the hole need to be just large enough to accommodate a narrow wooden dowel.