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Easy Halloween Hand Puppets: No-Sew Ghost Puppet

Halloween hand puppets are fantastic learning tools for preschoolers and other young children. This no-sew ghost puppet is easy and fun to make. Be sure to also check out these Halloween activities for preschoolers!

Halloween hand puppets are fantastic learning tools for preschoolers and other young children. This no-sew ghost puppet is easy and fun to make. #Halloween #kidsactivities

Easy Halloween Hand Puppets: No-Sew Ghost Puppet

This no-sew ghost hand puppet is very easy to make, and it has been a huge hit with my kids and their friends! It makes a fun quick and easy Halloween craft, and it is a wonderful storytelling tool as well. Pair it with the picture book Five Little Ghosts for a fun preschool or toddler activity!

Ghost Hand Puppet MATERIALS:

STEPS:

  1. Cut ten small black circles and five slightly larger black ovals out of black felt. The circles will be the ghosts’ eyes, and the ovals will be their mouths. My “circles” were actually squares and rectangles with the corners trimmed off.
  2. Glue the circles and ovals on using craft glue. I found it was easiest to put a small amount of craft glue on a dish and to apply it to the small felt pieces using a toothpick.
  3. Let dry and enjoy. Our adult-sized stretchy gloves were small enough that Emma could get her fingers far enough into the glove to use this as a puppet.

If you can’t track down a copy of Five Little Ghosts, I found two different “Five Little Ghosts” rhymes that could be used with this puppet here and here. We will turn the other glove to turn into snowmen in a couple months.

Do you have an easy and fun Halloween activity that my kids would enjoy? How about some more fun Halloween hand puppets for us to make? Please let me know by leaving a link or message on my Facebook Page! You can also tag me on Instagram

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

19 thoughts on “Easy Halloween Hand Puppets: No-Sew Ghost Puppet”

  1. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog

    This is great!! I think we’ll make some of these to add to our special treat bags for friends. I’m so glad you posted this!

  2. I love this! Thanks for sharing it. Sorry we didn’t find it in time to add to one of the Halloween posts, but I am so glad that you’ve linked to it!

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