DIY Halloween Paper Bag Puppet

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Halloween is a spooky time filled with ghosts, witches and monsters, so why not make your own? With just some simple supplies around your house you can make Frankenstein monster, a ghost, a witch, a bat, and many other things to spook people all night long! Here are some step-by-step instructions on how to make a Frankenstein monster puppet in preparation for this fun holiday:

materialsMaterials:

  • Cardboard
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Colored Construction Paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Markers
  • Glue or Tape
  • Scissors

 

Instructions:

cardboard
Step 1: Lay the cardboard flat on a table
paper
Step 2: Cut out and attach paper to cover the cardboard
Cut out and attach paper for the hair and neck bolts
Step 3: Cut out and attach paper for the hair and neck bolts
Add googly eyes and draw a mouth and nose.
Step 4: Add googly eyes and draw a mouth and nose.
Add googly eyes and draw a mouth and nose
Step 5: Cut out and attach paper for the clothing

 

Flip over and add a popsicle stick
Step 6: Flip over and add a popsicle stick

 

If you want, do more! Add other decorations to your Frankenstein monster or even make other puppets! Below are some examples of other Halloween things to build, so have fun bringing your imaginations to life!

examples

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