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Here is another Halloween craft from our selection which was such a hit last year.

Get your little ones to put on a monster puppet show at the end of it!

Monster Puppets

Overview:

A fun cutting and gluing project resulting in the creation of individual Monster Puppets that children can use for story telling!

Skills Required:

Cutting and Gluing
Painting
Colouring In

Materials Needed:

Paper Lunch Bag (white or brown is fine)
Paint or card (to cover the body)
Pens/Crayons/Pencils
Scissors
Glue
Templates or card to make own body parts
Wiggly Eyes (optional)

Templates:

Puppet Monster Template 1
Puppet Monster Template 2

The Plan:

You need to establish the two different sides of the paper bag before you can start; side one (the back of the monster) is the flat surface, side two (the front of the monster) is the side where the bottom of the bag flap folds down. This flap will form the basis for the monster’s mouth

Cover the body of the Monster in coloured paper or paint/colour-in the required colour (encourage your children to chose their own individual colour so that when displayed together they look unique)

Use the template mouth or cut out your own and glue underneath the front flap so that when the flap is lifted (by the child’s hand) you can see part of it sticking out

Use the template teeth or cut out your own and glue under the front flap so that they stick out as required

Use the template ears or make your own and glue to the head

Use the template hair or cut out / make your own and glue at the top of the head

Use the template eyes or make your own and glue to the head. You could use one, two or three eyes or substitute with wiggly eyes if available

Use the template nose or make your own and glue on the head

Use the template belt or make your own and glue on to the body

Use the template arms or make your own (two, four or six) and glue into the side flaps of the paper bag

Use the template tail or make your own and glue onto the back of the body

Options:

If time isn’t on your side, complete the puppet without arms
Each of the body parts can be pre-cut for the children or can be on template sheets which encourage them to complete the cutting out
Each of the body parts can be separately coloured in before gluing.
You could substitute paper body parts for other craft materials like felt, wool (for hair), fabric etc.

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October 20 2013

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