I made this specifically to hold those finger puppets. Some of the puppets stood on their own, but some had arms hanging lower than their waistline, so they had to lie on their backs. It can also be used to hold rings and bracelets.
I'm left-handed so I used my right hand as a model when I carved this wooden hand. I glued the thumb on as a separate piece of wood. That way I was able to roughly saw out all the fingers and palm curve without worrying about cutting through the thumb.