I didn't have any thin foam that Mary used in a demo for making puppet hands (you soak it in latex and press it around the armature then dip the whole thing in dipping latex).
So I used an old pair of tights, not as absorbent but did work, sort of...
I remember at a workshop at Puppet Place, Mary said to make sure the latex doesn't gather between the fingers or you end up with webbed hands. I deliberately made sure it did this and got some webbed hands!
|I made palms out of tape and plasticine|
|Copydex and tights|
|Latex skin and webbed hands|
|I like that the latex lets light through.|