About Hand Puppet
A hand puppet is a type of puppet that is controlled by the hand or hands that occupies the interior of the puppet. The earliest puppets probably originated in Egypt, where ivory and clay articulated puppets have been discovered in tombs. Puppets are mentioned in writing as early as 422 B.C.E. In ancient Greece, Aristotle and Plato both made reference to puppetry.
The head and hands of a hand puppet can be made of materials that are either solid (wood, plastic wood, papier mâché) or pliable (fabric, foam rubber, latex). Hand puppets usually have no legs; when they do have legs, these hang limply without being controlled. However, this hand puppet is made out of cotton.