Halloween is just around the corner and the kids are already getting excited. This adorable Halloween Puppet Craft for kids is perfect to add to their excitement! So, whether they need an activity for the afternoon or you are looking for a fun classroom activity, I’m sure this adorable craft is sure to be a hit! It is easy to do and can be done in only a short amount of time.
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List of Supplies:
Colored craft papers and cardstock paper
Ghost, Spider, and Dracula, and Frankenstein Template
House, Witch, and Cat Template
Select craft papers for the Halloween characters from the provided template. The template includes- ghost, cat, bat, witch, Dracula and Frankenstein patterns. Let’s start with the easy patterns. Trace the ghost, bat and cat patterns on the selected craft papers and cut them out nicely.
Attach googly eyes to the ghost pattern and draw the mouth using a black sharpie. Attach the body cutout of the bat on the middle of the wing pattern Then, attach googly eyes and fangs to complete it. Finally, attach the belly and nose cutouts on the cat pattern and attach googly eyes to complete the cat.
Now, to make the puppets attach the paper ghost, bat and cat on popsicle sticks.
Let’s make a different pattern. Print out the patterns for the witch and trace them on colored craft papers. I’m using black paper for the dress and hat, green for the head and hands, orange for the hair and purple for the stripe of the hat. Cut out the traced patterns.
Attach the strip on the hat, head on the bottom side (straight side) of the hair and the hands on both sides of the dress pattern.
Now, attach the head on the top side of the dress and then attach the hat on the top side of the head to complete the paper witch pattern.
Attach googly eyes and use black sharpie to draw the nose and mouth of the witch.
Finally, attach the paper witch with a popsicle stick to complete the witch puppet.
Trace and cut out the house pattern on a black cardstock paper.
Similarly, trace, cut out and make the other characters.