How to Make Halloween Shadow Puppets

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How to Make Halloween Shadow Puppets
Sarah Hamilton

These spooky Halloween shadow puppets are a fun and dramatic addition to any fright night decor. They are easy to make and can be crafted from items already in your house! Try hosting a haunted puppet show, or simply use these ghouls and goblins as table decor at your next Halloween party.

Supplies
Sarah Hamilton

Supplies

To make these shadow puppets you'll need card stock, access to a printer, PDF templates, a utility knife, a pencil, glue, straw or popsicle sticks and glitter. Print the provided PDF templates (or the eHow Halloween templates of your choosing) and use them to trace the puppets onto card stock for a sturdy puppet. Any color of card stock will work, however black paper complements the black shadows created by the puppets.

Related: Ghost Templates

Cut Out the Templates
Sarah Hamilton

Cut Out the Templates

Cut out the printed template design with a utility knife along the outer edge and inside shapes of the puppet. Turn the paper as you cut along curved lines.

Related: Bat Template

Trace and Cut Out the Shadow Puppet
Sarah Hamilton

Trace and Cut Out the Shadow Puppet

Trace the template onto a piece of card stock and cut out the shadow puppet with a utility knife.

Decorate
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Decorate

Add glitter to the shadow puppets, if desired. Place glue where you would like to have glitter, sprinkle glitter onto the glue then shake off excess glitter.

Add a Handle
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Add a Handle

Place a line of glue on the back of the puppet toward the bottom and place a straw or popsicle stick onto the glue as support.

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