Halloween Stick Puppets

Make these fun wiggly paper stick puppets to play with at Halloween.

Skill Level

Easy

Time to Make

1 hour

Adult Supervision Needed

Yes

How to Make

    Spider Puppet
  1. For the Spider puppet, paint the natural wooden craft stick with black acrylic paint and then leave to dry.
  2. Using a pencil, draw an oval shape onto a sheet of black paper for the spider’s body. Cut out the shape.
  3. Cut 8 rectangles 12cm (L) x 1.5cm (W) for the spider’s legs.
  4. Fold each rectangle in a zig zag fold.
  5. Place a small amount of super tacky glue on the top 2cm of the natural wooden craft stick. Stick on the spider’s body to the top of the stick leaving enough room on the stick to hold with your hand. Leave to dry.
  6. Using a glue stick, glue 4 legs on the left side of the spider’s body at the back. Glue the other 4 legs on the right side of the spider’s body at the back. Leave to dry.
  7. Stick 2 jumbo coloured wiggle eyes onto the spider’s face.
  8. Draw a smile with fangs using a white deco pen.
    Witch Puppet
  1. For the Witch, paint the natural craft stick green.
  2. For the head draw an oval shape with a pencil on green paper. Cut out the shape.
  3. Cut out a witch’s nose shape from dark green paper and stick it onto the middle of the witch’s head.
  4. Cut out 4 rectangles from purple paper 12cm (L) x 1.5cm (W) for the witch’s hair.
  5. Fold each rectangle in a zig zag fold.
  6. Place a small amount of super tacky glue on the top 2cm of the natural wooden craft stick. Stick on the witch’s head to the top of the stick leaving enough room on the stick to hold with your hand. Leave to dry.
  7. Using a glue stick, glue 2 bits of hair on the top left side of the witch’s head at the back. Glue the other 2 bits of hair on the top right side of the witch’s head at the back. Leave to dry.
  8. Cut out a witch’s hat shape from black paper. Stick a strip of purple paper onto the middle of the hat using a glue stick.
  9. Stick the hat onto the top of the witch’s head using a glue stick.
  10. Stick on 2 jumbo coloured wiggle eyes onto the witch’s face.
  11. Cut out a smiley mouth from black paper and stick it onto the witch’s face using a gluestick.
    Pumpkin Puppet
  1. For the Pumpkin, paint the natural craft stick orange.
  2. For the head draw an oval shape with a pencil on orange paper. Cut out the shape.
  3. Stick on 2 jumbo coloured wiggle eyes onto the pumpkin’s face.
  4. Draw a triangle on black paper using a pencil for the pumpkin’s nose. Cut it out and stick it on using a glue stick.
  5. Draw a smile for the pumpkin on the black paper. Draw in some teeth by drawing some squares inside the mouth. Cut out the shape and cut around the teeth. The teeth will then show up when you stick it on the orange paper.
  6. Cut out 4 rectangles from yellow paper 12cm (L) x 1.5cm (W) for the pumpkin’s straw.
  7. Fold each rectangle in a zig zag fold.
  8. Place a small amount of super tacky glue on the top 2cm of the natural wooden craft stick. Stick on the pumpkin to the top of the stick leaving enough room on the stick to hold with your hand. Leave to dry.
  9. Using a glue stick, glue 2 bits of yellow paper on the left side of the pumpkin at the back. Glue the other 2 bits on the right side of the pumpkin at the back. Leave to dry.
  10. Cut out a pumpkin stork from green paper. Stick it to the top of the pumpkin using a glue stick.

Top Tip

Instead of drawing on the mouth with a white deco pen on the spider you could cut out a mouth and teeth from white paper.