This easy to use hand puppet is dressed as if in traditional Māori kapa haka outfit. Featuring a piupiu and bodice, this outfit is commonly worn when doing kapa haka performances or special occassions. This puppet is designed to be soft and easy to use. The cushioning makes it comfortable for the users hand to open and close the mouth. This puppet will be a great addition to any home, early childhood centre or school as an opportunity to learn and experience Māori culture. Puppets are a way for children to learn through play as well as reenact and make sense of their everyday lives. Including diverse puppets helps to ensure representation of all people in New Zealand.