Stage Fright! Ghost & Bat Puppets

Stage Fright! Ghost & Bat Puppets craft

Make dramatic, colorful puppets, create a stage, and put on a Halloween puppet show that’s frightfully fun!

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    These are just a few ideas about how to make Halloween puppets and a stage. With your friends, invent your own unique characters and setting!

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    Draw bats and pumpkins on Crayola Color Explosion™ black and white paper. Use the Color Explosion Markers to draw details and reveal the hidden colors underneath. Cut out your bats and pumpkins with Crayola Scissors. Glue craft sticks to the backs to create puppets. Air-dry the glue.

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    Make Crayola Model Magic® stands for the puppets. They might look like a hollowed-out tree, pumpkin vines, or fence posts, for example. Model Magic dries to the touch overnight and dries completely in 2 or 3 days.

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    Construct a puppet theatre for your Halloween play. To make a stage like the one pictured, have an adult measure and score foam core with a sharp knife. Fold sides so the stage can stand up on its own. Cut and pop out a large center square in the middle t

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    Cut two pieces of white felt or other fabric for curtains. Fold over the top edge and glue in place over a dowel. Make small cuts on a strip of fabric to create fringe. Glue it to the center edges of the curtain.

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    Cut a large piece of fabric for the background curtain. Cut out a colorful fabric crescent moon and glue to the background. Glue the curtain to another dowel. Air-dry the glue.

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    Have an adult poke holes in the foam core to hold the dowels. Place dowels in holes. Add a small Model Magic ball at the end of each dowel to hold the curtains in place.

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    Poke a hole on each side of the bottom of the stage. Insert ribbon and tie back your curtains. Your stage set and puppets are ready for your frightening production!