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Halloween Puppet Party

Create your own haunted house for a Halloween puppet show that will make kids shriek with delight.

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      Use this haunted house and cute puppets at your next party and keep kids entertained for hours. Our step-by-step instructions and free patterns for the puppets and stage will make assembling this fun puppet theater a breeze.

    • Mummy Puppet

      What You'll Need

      Tracing paper
      Scissors
      Crafts foam: black
      Glitter crafts foam: purple
      Fine-tip marker: white
      Crafts foam glue
      Goggly eyes
      Narrow gauze
      Wooden spoon

      How to Make It

      Step 1: Trace the patterns onto tracing paper and cut out. Turn the patterns over and place onto the coordinating crafts foam: the mummy body onto black foam and the clothing onto glittered purple. Trace around the patterns with a fine-tip marker.

      Step 2: Cut out the crafts foam on the traced lines. Glue the clothes to the body. Glue the eyes in place. Wrap the shape with gauze, securing the ends on the back with glue.

      Step 3: Apply a line of glue along the edge of the spoon, avoiding the handle. Press the puppet to the spoon. Let the glue dry thoroughly.

    • Witch Puppet

      What You'll Need

      Tracing paper
      Scissors
      Crafts foam: black, white, yellow
      Glitter crafts foam: orange, pink, black
      Fine-tip markers: white and black
      Crafts foam glue
      Googly eyes
      Makeup blusher
      Cotton swab
      Three black brads
      Wooden spoon

      How to Make It

      Step 1: Trace the patterns onto tracing paper and cut out. Turn the patterns over and place onto the coordinating crafts foam: the witch shape onto black, the face onto white, the hair onto yellow, the shirt onto glittery orange, the shoes onto glittery pink, the hatband onto glittery black.

      Step 2: Trace around the patterns with a fine-tip white marker and cut out. Glue the foam witch pieces to the body. Glue on the eyes, draw the mouth with a black marker, and apply blusher using a cotton swab. Push the brads through the front of the shirt foam (to appear like buttons) and bend the prongs flat against the back.

      Step 3: Apply a line of glue along the edge of the spoon, avoiding the handle. Press the puppet to the spoon. Let the glue dry thoroughly.

    • Magician Puppet

      What You'll Need

      Tracing paper
      Scissors
      Crafts foam: black and white
      Glitter crafts foam: red and black
      Silver metallic fabric
      Fine-tip markers: white and black
      Crafts foam glue
      Googly eyes
      Makeup blusher
      Cotton swab
      1/2-inch-wide black velvet ribbon
      Wooden spoon

      How to Make It

      Step 1: Trace the patterns onto tracing paper and cut out. Turn the patterns over and place onto the coordinating crafts foam and fabric: the magician shape and hat onto black foam, the face onto white foam, the shirt and hatband onto glittery red foam, the shoes onto glittery black foam, the cape onto silver metallic fabric.

      Step 2: Trace around the patterns with a fine-tip white marker and cut out. Glue the foam magician pieces to the body. Glue on the eyes, draw the mouth with a marker, and apply blusher with a cotton swab. Tie the ribbon in a bow and glue in place.

      Step 3: Squeeze a line of glue onto the back of each glittery red foam shirt sleeve. Finger-gather the straight edge of the cape and press onto the glue. Apply a line of glue along the edge of the spoon, avoiding the handle. Press the puppet to the spoon. Let the glue dry thoroughly.

    • Haunted House Puppet Theater

      What You'll Need

      Tracing paper
      Crafts knife
      Large cardboard box, flattened
      Acrylic paints: purple and black
      Paintbrushes
      Glitter glue: turquoise, purple, lime green
      Plastic spiders
      Crafts glue
      Tinsel-covered, metal spiderweb
      Fabric scrap for curtain
      1/2-inch-diameter wooden dowel
      Fabric glue
      Pencil

      Continue for step-by-step directions, patterns, and detail photos.

    • Haunted House

      Step 1: Enlarge the haunted house pattern to the desired size and print on tracing paper. Cut the shape from tracing paper and lay out onto the flattened cardboard box. Trace pattern on cardboard and cut out with a crafts knife. Paint the cardboard black, let dry, and apply a second coat if desired.

    • Haunted House

      Step 2: Referring to the photograph or the pattern, draw the outline of the house onto the center cardboard panel. Paint the house purple and let dry thoroughly. Apply a second coat if necessary and let dry. Draw the remaining patterns onto the house, including gate, roof, and grass. Paint the details black; let dry.

    • Haunted House

      Step 3: Squeezing directly from the bottle, apply the details with glitter glues as shown on the pattern. Let the glitter glue dry overnight.

    • Haunted House

      Step 4: Adhere the spiders using crafts glue as shown on the pattern. Glue the spider web on the back of the cardboard so it shows through the windows. Let the glue dry.

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      Haunted House

      Step 5: Cut out the stage opening using a crafts knife. Score and fold back the opening flap. Fold back each side panel on the dotted lines shown on the pattern. Cut curtain material to the opening size, doubling the width to allow for the gathers, and adding an inch on the height for the dowel channel. To make the channel, fold over the fabric 1 inch and glue the edges in place. Let the glue dry.

      Step 6: Gather the fabric onto the dowel. Hold the curtain in place, and mark the dowel end positions onto the cardboard with a pencil. Set the curtain aside. Cut a circular opening on each marked spot. Insert the dowel ends into the holes.

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