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!
A fun cutting and gluing project resulting in the creation of individual Monster Puppets that children can use for story telling!
Cutting and Gluing
Paper Lunch Bag (white or brown is fine)
Paint or card (to cover the body)
Templates or card to make own body parts
Wiggly Eyes (optional)
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
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.