Adorable Halloween Puppets with Free Printable!

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Today we are making these adorable Halloween puppets! With just a bit of craft paper, some googly eyes, popsicle sticks and our printable template, you can easily make these adorable Halloween figures with your kids! 

Halloween puppets

My kids love playing with little puppets. They just end up igniting so much imagination!

We’ve been having so much fun creating Halloween Crafts for the kids. From ghost crafts to witch crafts and everything in between.

But today, we are making Halloween puppets! It includes a free Halloween printable to use as a template.

These are cute little puppets that are roughly the size of finger puppets, but we put them on popsicle sticks instead. 

P.S. We’ve got lots of other fun Popsicle stick Halloween crafts too!

And they are all spooky (but still cute) Halloween monsters!

We even made a little haunted house we made for our Halloween monster puppets to live in!

The best part of all… we made printable templates that we are giving you for free! Fun right!

We thought so at least. 

Cute Monster Halloween puppets on popsicle sticks

Supplies You’ll Need for These Halloween Puppets

Halloween Puppet Craft Printable: You can find the free templates at the end of the tutorial.

Colored craft paper: We used colors like black, green, white, pink, red, brown, purple and orange.

Black card stock: For the Haunted house

Popsicle sticks: To turn our little paper craft figures into puppets

Googly eyes: Small ones, or you can use some printable googly eyes.

You’ll also need some basic supplies like:

  • Pencil
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue

How to Make These Halloween Puppets

To make your Halloween puppets, simply trace and cut out all of the template shapes, put them together and add your googly eyes and popsicle sticks. 

We’ll show you exactly how in this step by step tutorial.

Step 1: Trace Out and Cut the Halloween Puppet Templates

Select your colored craft papers for the Halloween characters from the provided template.

We used some basic Halloween colors like green, orange, purple and black and white. Plus a bit of pink, brown and red. 

Our Halloween Puppet template includes

  • A Ghost Puppet
  • A Cat Puppet
  • A Bat Puppet
  • A Spider Puppet
  • A Witch Puppet
  • A Dracula Puppet
  • A Frankenstein Puppet

Let’s start with the easy patterns.

Trace the ghost, bat and cat patterns on the selected craft papers and cut them out carefully.

With younger kids, you can cut out the pieces and let them assemble them.

With really young kids, I suggest you put them together and let them just have all the fun playing with the puppets.

pieces of halloween puppets

Step 2: Piecing Together Your Puppets

To make your ghost puppet, simply attach googly eyes and draw a mouth using a black pen or sharpie.

For the bat puppet, attach the body cutout and secure it to the center of the wing pattern.

Attach googly eyes and draw a mouth and attach the bat fangs to complete the bat puppet.

For the cat puppet, attach the belly and nose pieces of the template on to the cat’s body.

Draw a mouth and attach a set of googly eyes to finish of the cat. 

They should look like the photo below.

paper bat, ghost and cat puppets for halloween

Step 3: Attach the Popsicle Sticks

Now, to make the cutout figures actual puppets, attach the paper ghost, bat and cat to a few popsicle sticks.

halloween puppets including a paper cat, paper bat and paper ghost on Popsicle sticks

Step 4: Starting the Witch Puppet

Now let’s make one of the more difficult Halloween puppets, the witch!

Print out the puppet templates for the witch and trace them on colored craft papers.

We used black paper for the dress and hat, green for the head and hands, orange for the hair and purple for the stripe of the hat.

Cut out the traced patterns like shown below.

halloween witch puppet piees

Step 5: Attaching the pieces

Attach the strip on the witch puppets hat, head on the bottom side (straight side) of the hair and the hands-on both sides of the dress pattern.

Your witch puppet should start looking something like this:

assembling witch puppet pieces

Step 6: Continuing the Witch Puppet

Now, attach the witch’s head to the top her dress and then attach the hat on the top side of the head to complete the paper witch puppet’s base.

paper halloween witch

Step 7: Finishing the Witch Puppet

Now attach googly eyes to your witch puppet and use the black sharpie or pen to draw her a nose and a mouth.

Finally, attach the paper witch with a popsicle stick to complete the witch puppet. 

paper halloween witch puppet on Popsicle stick

Isn’t she cute!

Step 9: Making the Puppets Haunted House 

To make your puppets a fun haunted house, trace and cut out the house pattern on a black cardstock paper.

paper halloween puppet house

Now you can trace, cut out and make the other characters for more Halloween puppet fun!

How to Get the Free Puppet Printable Template

To get our free Halloween Puppet template printable put your email in the box below. We’ll send the template straight to your inbox!

The template is for personal or classroom use only, not for commercial use. But feel free to print out and make as many sets as you like.

Halloween witch puppet in a paper black house
Cute halloween puppets on popsicle sticks
DIY Halloween printable puppets kids craft

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  1. Thank you I did it for my grandson, and with the craft I will make a spooky story. Thank you for the material. With love Julie

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