Popsicle Stick Halloween Puppets

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This easy popsicle stick plate craft is perfect for Halloween. Make these adorable a popsicle stick Halloween puppets with your kids this Fall!

How to Make Popsicle Stick Halloween Puppets

Pumpkin Puppet

  1. Cut five popsicle sticks in half.
  2. Tape them together on the back and paint the front orange. Set it aside to dry.
  3. Cut out a brown stem, green leaf and face from brown, green and black construction paper, respectively. Curl the pumpkin leaf around a pencil.
  4. Once the paint is dry, glue the stem and leaf to the back and the face to the front.

Frankenstein Puppet

  1. Tape four popsicle sticks together on the back.
  2. On the front, paint the bottom half purple. Paint the section right above green and the top silver-gray or black. Set it aside to dry.
  3. Cut out two small circles and two strips from black construction paper. Glue them on to the front. The circles as buttons and the strips as a mouth and eyes.
  4. Cut out two small circles from white paper. Draw black circles in the middle for eyes. Glue it on to the black strip on the face.

Mummy Puppet

  1. Tape four popsicle sticks together on the back.
  2. Paint them white on the front. Set it aside to dry.
  3. Cut strips of white paper about 1 inch thick. Wrap them around the craft sticks. Glue the ends down.
  4. Draw two eyes on the front.

Vampire Puppet

  1. Tape four popsicle sticks together on the back.
  2. Paint the bottom half gray on the front. Set it aside to dry.
  3. Trace the top part of the craft sticks on a piece of black construction paper. Cut it out and glue it to the top of the popsicle sticks as hair.
  4. Cut out a white triangle and glue it to the front of the popsicle sticks.
  5. Cut out a large triangle from red construction paper and a bow tie from the same red construction paper. Glue the triangle to the back of the popsicle sticks upside down as a cape and the bow tie to the front just above the white triangle.
  6. Cut out two small circles for eyes. Colour in the black iris and glue them to the face of the vampire.
  7. Use a pen to draw a month with fangs.

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Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 5 years old and up. My kids are 4.5, 4.5 and 8 years old.

Mess Level

The mess level for this activity is MEDIUM.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.


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  • Popsicle stick
  • Construction paper
  • Acrylic paint
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Glue

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Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

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Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

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TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to finally share my new crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched July 1 at on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.

Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!

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