Halloween Craft Stick Puppets

I seem to specialize in cute Halloween crafts.

Any attempt to make anything spooky, scary, or creepy ends up cute. I just can’t pull off scary.

I don’t even try any more.

These craft stick puppets were destined to be cute. Plus, they’re quite easy to make. All you need are a few craft sticks and paint… and don’t forget the googly eyes!

Keep reading and I’ll break each of the puppets down into step-by-step instructions.

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Craft Stick Ghost:
1. Paint your craft stick white.
2. Add two small black circles for your eyes.
3. Add a larger black circle for your mouth.
Yes, it is that easy.
To help with the details, use the smallest paint brush you have for your black paint. Using a large paintbrush will make it hard. So, the smaller the paint brush, the easier to paint the details.


Craft Stick Mummy:
1. Paint the craft stick black.
2. Use your white paint to paint zig-zags along the length of the entire craft stick. Make sure to let a bit of black peek out between your stripes.
3. Add a couple of small googly eyes to finish your mummy. If you don’t have googly eyes, use your white and black paint to make your eyeballs.
Craft Stick Pumpkin:
1. Paint your craft stick orange.
2. Paint 3 small black triangles for your nose and mouth.
3. Paint a black zig-zag line for your mouth.
Once your paint dries, your puppets are ready to play with.
We’ve got several of these floating around the house and a few are currently haunting Cinderella’s castle. She’s not scared.
Good thing they’re cute.


Make a ghost, a mummy, or a jack-o-lantern. These craft stick puppets are a fun Halloween craft for kids.
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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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