I have a problem. My thumbs' inside measurement is about 2 inches. I want to do some simple handpuppets, but I am having trouble because the arms generally dangle and lack control. I have tried book board, cardboard, toilet paper tubes, boning and several other reinforcers, but I am not getting enough rigidity and control with the ability to slide into the puppet easily in performance. I am considering trying to find some finger splints in bulk. I really would rather reinforce the puppet than wear a prosthetic thumb enhancer, but I have that in the works as well. Anyway, any ideas out there?