Making hand-held props that read well on camera was also a big part of my in-house job on the graphic design team at SNL (look for the name "Weisman" on the end credits on shows that aired in the early 1990s). Here's a small sampling of what I created. Excuse the quality of some of the images. Many are from Polaroids taken in the art department before handing these props over to the stage crew to be used on the show. 

A small sampling of the dozens of props I've created during my 7 years working in-house on SNL.