Halloween Puppet Craft

This adorable and eye-catching Halloween Puppet Craft will turn any dull afternoon into an extra fun playtime session and get the kids into the Halloween spirit! 

Halloween puppet craft for kids
More: Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween is right around the corner and kids can't hold their excitement (well, at least my little ones can't!) so, we decided to start preparing ourselves for the Halloween season by making some fun and spookily-adorable puppets craft!

You can use these puppets for an improvised puppet play or as bookmarkers to encourage reading time. Kids will have a blast!

Looking for more popsicle stick puppet crafts for playtime? You might also want to check out this Scarecrow Craft Popsicle Stick Puppet and this Alien Stick Puppets Craft!

Scroll down for the FREE halloween puppet template.

Halloween craft

Halloween Puppet Craft

Halloween Puppet Craft - Supplies:

  • Cereal carton or cardstock
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Halloween Puppet Craft - Instructions:

STEP 1: Grab the *free* Halloween puppet template!

Let's start! Grab all your supplies and begin by downloading our free Halloween puppet printable (click on the link down below!) Once you have downloaded it, print it out and cut out the Halloween shapes. We've included a pumpkin, a cat, and a cute little ghost.

Halloween puppet craft supplies

STEP 2: Trace and cut the Halloween puppet shapes.

Take the empty cereal box, and open the glued ends. Next, trace the halloween templates on the wrong side of the carton box and cut them out. Alternatively you can use plain cardstock to trace the shapes onto. 

Halloween puppet craft template

Halloween puppet craft ghost template

STEP 3: Paint the Halloween shapes with acrylic paint.

Pick the colours that you would like to use for your Halloween puppets. We decided to use white for the ghost, orange for the pumpkin, and black for the bat and cat.

If you use white for this ghost, like we did, you'll need to apply two layers of paint to cover the cardbox original color entirely, but you can apply just one coat to the other shapes.

puppet craft

STEP 4: Draw the face!

Now you have painted your puppets shapes it's time to create the features! Feel free to draw the eyes and the mouth or use our template patterns.

If you decide to use the template, just cut out the eyes and mouth patterns and glue them onto the halloween puppet shapes.

Halloween puppet craft

Halloween stick puppet craft

STEP 5: Put your Halloween puppets together!

Now, you just need to glue the popsicle stick onto the backside of each of the halloween characters.

Halloween stick puppet craft for kids

And your Halloween puppets are all done and ready to play with! 

Halloween puppet craft for kids


To get this Halloween puppet template for free click on the link below and use the discount code: puppet.  For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

Halloween puppet craft template

We hope you enjoy making this cute little halloween puppet craft!

Halloween craft for kids

Halloween craft for kids. Stick puppet craft ideas.

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