Paper Hand Puppets

Fun at Hand

Snappets are foldable 3-D hand puppets that kids can make themselves. Made from a single piece of sturdy paper, Snappets are sent to you flat, which lets you and your kids enjoy constructing them together. As the name implies, each Snappet has a mouth that opens and closes, making a satisfying “snap” as it shuts.

No glue, no
tape, and no scissors required—simply follow the folding instructions. Their dinosaur series comes in packs of four, and each includes fun facts about the creatures. Snappets come in a full color version as well as a black-and-white outline that allows kids to creatively color in their dinosaurs.

Founder Zachary Opaskar had the idea for Snappets when he was attending the University of Cincinnati. It wasn’t until years (and several careers) later, however, that he launched his burgeoning business. Today, Snappets are crafted with love in Los Angeles.

Create, play, and grow with Snappets—the foldable, snapping hand puppet.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Zachary

    My name is Zachary Opaskar. I have designed a beautifully illustrated paper toy called Snappets that combines design, physics, engineering and imagination. My first line of Snappets are Dinosaur Snappets. I am producing a successful innovative paper toy in a digital age. From design to packaging, Snappets are crafted with love in Southern California.

  • Zachary
    Zachary – Special Guest
    1/28/2015 11:52 AM

    Hello Grommet world! I am ready to field any questions!

  • Barbara
    1/28/2015 12:28 PM

    @Zachary what age group are these best for?

  • Zachary
    Zachary – Special Guest
    1/28/2015 12:36 PM

    @Barbara Hi Barbara. Once constructed, ages 4 and up have a blast! As an autonomous activity, children age 6 and 7 (1st graders) can follow the instructions and have the motor skills to put the toys together. Younger than that, some help will certainly be required. Now, this is sometimes a good opportunity for parents, grandparents, teachers, etc. to have time to spend with the young ones.

    I hope this answers your question.

  • Pete
    1/28/2015 12:49 PM

    @Zachary Are they sturdy enough to survive continuous snapping?

  • Zachary
    Zachary – Special Guest
    1/28/2015 12:59 PM

    @Pete Hi Pete. The simple answer is Snappets hold up quite well even though they are a paper product. Snappets are made with a very sturdy card stock paper that increases in rigidity engineering-wise once constructed. It is not necessarily the snapping that will rip or damage a Snappet. They are of course made of paper and will age. Even though no glue, tape or scissors are required, tape can be used where there may be tearing to give Snappets extra-strength or "new life" if needed.

  • Kathy
    1/28/2015 2:42 PM

    @Zachary Hi Zachary, any thoughts of creating puppets other than dinasaurs?

  • Zachary
    Zachary – Special Guest
    1/28/2015 2:50 PM

    @Kathy Hi Kathy. There are many different Snappets designs in the works. One example is a Skull Snappet I am developing specifically for an educational company that teaches about anatomy.

  • Moni
    1/28/2015 2:44 PM

    Love these sooo much! Great for at home puppet show!

  • Zachary
    Zachary – Special Guest
    1/28/2015 2:51 PM

    @Moni THANK YOU MONI!!! We do too.

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