Making Halloween Hand Puppets

Halloween Hand Puppet - a witch and a vampire paper hand puppet
Use colored paper to make these, fun to play with, Halloween hand puppets. They are a great addition to a party or family gathering on All Hallows' Eve. This page includes instructions for making a vampire and a witch. Use your creativity to fashion other characters.

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October 1, 2019

Halloween Hand Puppet - a witch and a vampire paper hand puppetLet's include this project in your Halloween party plans. Make hand puppets to enjoy during your family gathering as you celebrate Spooky night. These are not really that scary, but are fun to play with kids around.


  • at least 3 colors of art papers (colors of your choice)
  • scissors
  • pencil and marker
  • glue
Halloween Hand Puppet - supplies


  1. I have chosen green, black, and blue art papers. So now, let's start with the blue one. This will be the base. Fold it leaving a half inch allowance.
  2. Halloween Hand Puppet - fold a piece of paper lengthwise leaving a half inch strip to fold over

  3. Apply glue on that half inch part, then fold it in to seal the paper.
  4. Halloween Hand Puppet - fold the strip over and glue in place creating a flat tube
  5. Fold it in half again. See photo.
  6. Halloween Hand Puppet - fold in half as shown
  7. Fold back the first half leveling its edge at the fold. Do the same with the second half.
  8. Halloween Hand Puppet - fold the top back in half and repeat with the other side
  9. So, it should have a zigzag effect of four equal squares.
  10. Halloween Hand Puppet - your paper will look like this, an M or a zig zag

  11. Get your black paper and cut out a triangular hat with a brim (a witch's hat).
  12. Halloween Hand Puppet - cut out a witch's hat
  13. Stick it into one end of the folds. Slightly pull and fold it upwards. Then add a little detail like putting a strip of green on it.
  14. Halloween Hand Puppet - glue in place and fold upwards a bit
    Halloween Hand Puppet - you can add a green hat band using a strip of paper
  15. Take a 1x3 inch strip of orange paper and cut in half. Cut small lines in it and paste behind the hat so it now has hair.
  16. Halloween Hand Puppet - cut a 1"x3" strip of orange paper in half and make slits up the long way
    Halloween Hand Puppet - paste behind the hat for hair
  17. Attach or draw a face in the space below the hat. I cut eyes and a green paper nose and glued them in place.
  18. Halloween Hand Puppet - draw or glue on facial features, such as eyes and a nose

  19. Cut out the shape of a tongue and paste it in the middle fold.
  20. Halloween Hand Puppet - cut out a green tongue
    Halloween Hand Puppet - glue to the middle fold
  21. Insert your fingers at the back of the face: four on the top opening and your thumb on the bottom.
  22. Halloween Hand Puppet - place your fingers in one opening and your thumb in the other
    Halloween Hand Puppet - your puppet is ready to play with
  23. Enjoy Halloween talking to your paper puppets.
  24. Halloween Hand Puppet - front view of the puppet
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