Here is some of the HALLOWEEN fun we have been having this year!
All 9 Halloween puppet designs are now available at the Silhouette Online Store! Sorry I don't have a picture of all of them. These were my kids' favorites so that's why they get the spotlight!
Here is the link to the store to see them all:
Took two pictures to show how the popsicle puppet changes when you move him up or down to make him talk!
The popsicle stick I used is about 3/4" wide, so tongue depressor size!
STEP 1: After cutting and assembling the top and bottom pieces of the puppet (or you can just print and cut them like I did), glue the bottom piece of your puppet towards the bottom of your popsicle with a little spot for little fingers to hold it and making sure there is plenty of popsicle left on top for your top puppet piece to slide up and down. You then need to cut a strip of paper about as wide as your puppet, mine is about 1" x 5". This is going to be your tab or piece you will mount to the top portion of your puppet so it can slide along the popsicle. See pictures below.
STEP 3: The strip of paper should already have a fold at the halfway or brown line. If not, fold your paper in half and make a crease along the brown line. Then fold and crease your paper along the green lines. The three creases should allow you to fold your strip of paper so that the green shaded area is now a tent shape (see picture below). Add glue to the shaded area, you can see that I used the old trusty glue stick, and pinch the tent closed creating a little tab that will be perfect for little fingers to grab and manipulate the puppets movement. Also note that the space between the two blue lines should now be about the width of your popsicle! Pretty tricky, right!?!
Once you've pressed the tab in place, let the glue dry (I actually just glued mine with the popsicle in place, just like the picture directly above, so it was ready to go) and then enjoy your fun "talking" HALLOWEEN puppet!
PHEEWWW!!! That was a lot of work! Not really, but when you try to explain each step it seems like a lot more work than it actually is. You can do it, quick and easy!!! But if you want to make things even easier.... just make a paper sack puppet. Pretty self explanatory. And the kids love the puppets either way!!!!