Paper Bag Ghost Puppet Craft for Kids

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Make this cute paper bag ghost puppet the star of your very own Halloween puppet show this year! Fun and easy enough for kids of all ages!

Halloween is a few months away, but if you ask us, it’s never too early to start preparing! I personally think that this is one holiday that sees the most DIYs, in terms of parties, decorations, and of course, Halloween costumes!

Yes, dressing up and going trick or treating for candy are popular Halloween traditions, but if you’d like to do something a little different this year, we’ve got some ideas!

5 Interesting Things to Try this Halloween:

  1. Read a book from the horror genre, complete with Halloween-themed bookmarks
  2. Make your own DIY Halloween Treat Bags and share them with your friends
  3. Give out non-candy Halloween treats, which you can make yourself
  4. Play a game of Halloween Bingo with your family
  5. Put up a Halloween-themed puppet show featuring ghosts, witches, and monsters

Regarding that last bit, we think it’s a good time to start thinking about a story you’d like to base a show on, and then get started on the characters! We’ve already got a Paper Bag Witch Puppet, and today we’ll learn how to make a cute little paper bag ghost puppet!

Paper Bag Ghost Puppet Craft for Kids

Paper Bag Ghost Puppet FT 1

Supplies required:

  • Colored craft papers
  • Paper bag
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Sharpies

How to make the Paper Bag Ghost Puppet:

1. Download the paper bag ghost puppet template and print it out. The template contains parts of the paper bag ghost, including the head, body, hat, eyes and hands, as well as a pumpkin.

Paper Bag Ghost Puppet Template

2. Trace the parts of the template on craft paper and cut them out. Obviously, you’ll use white for the ghost, but choose any color you like for the hat and the stripe. Go with orange craft paper for the pumpkin and green for the stem.

Paper Bag Ghost Puppet 1

3. Now let’s start assembling our paper bag ghost puppet! Begin by sticking the stripe to the base of the hat.

Paper Bag Ghost Puppet 2

4. Take out your markers and draw an outline inside the hat and the stripe to add some interest and give it a more three-dimensional look.

Paper Bag Ghost Puppet 3

5. Put aside the hat for now. Gather the remaining parts of your paper bag ghost puppet as well as the brown paper bag. Use your markers to draw a cute smile and pink cheeks on the face – this is one of the cute ghosts, not the scary ones!

Paper Bag Ghost Puppet 4

6. Stick the ghost’s head on the folded flap of the paper bag. 

Paper Bag Ghost Puppet 5

7. Now stick the body part on the paper bag just below the folded flap. You will have some part of the brown paper bag peeking out at the bottom.

Paper Bag Ghost Puppet 6

8. Attach the little hands to either side of the brown paper bag, applying glue at the back.

Paper Bag Ghost Puppet 7

9. Time to finish up our paper bag ghost puppet! Cut off any excess of the paper bag at the bottom. Stick the hat on the ghost’s head, angling it so it looks both sassy and cute!

Paper Bag Ghost Puppet 8

That’s it – your paper bag ghost puppet is ready! 

Paper Bag Ghost Puppet SQ 1

If you remember, our paper bag ghost puppet template also comes with a pumpkin. It is entirely optional, but if you want to use it, you can stick the stem on the top of the pumpkin and then use markers to draw lines on the pumpkin. Now you have an extra prop to use for your Halloween puppet show!

Paper Bag Ghost Puppet Pin 1

If you enjoyed this craft, you may also like these ghost-theme projects:


Paper Bag Ghost Puppet YT 1

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