Paper bag puppets are classic, so why not make some for Halloween? You can vary the faces from scary to happy, depending on the age group or sensitivity of your child. I’ve used simple supplies so that you can make these today with your kids!
Supplies you will need for Halloween paper bag puppets:
- Brown paper lunch bags
- Acrylic paint in green, red, purple, black, orange and antique white
- Construction paper
- White paper
- Glue stick
First you will paint all of your paper bags with acrylic paint and let them dry completely. I used Americana paints in Cherry Red, Lavender, Jack O’ Lantern Orange, Antique White, Kelly Green and Black.
Next you’ll cut out shapes from construction paper to embellish your puppets.
Eyes can be drawn with a black marker on to white paper and then cut out. Alternatively, you can use googly eyes.
For mouths, glue the teeth onto the mouth hanging over the edge. Then trim by cutting around the outline of the mouth.
You can make simple clothes like Frankenstein’s jacket, Dracula’s cape or the witch’s dress from construction paper.
For the mummy, use a black marker to draw on lines to look like bandages. For the Jack O’Lantern, use an orange marker to draw on lines. Other embellishments you can include are bolts for Frankie’s neck, use a hole punch in purple paper for the witch’s nose wart, and use a marker to draw on noses and Frankie’s stitches.
Use glue stick to attach everything then have a Halloween puppet show!