Use the stage to take the kid puppets trick or treating, have a party together or anything your imagination might conjure up! There is a second set of Halloween characters (ghosts, cats etc.) to have fun with too and two different backgrounds for your recycled Halloween Puppet Theatre! Materials Printables: stage Cardstock Box with a side that is approximately the size of/ larger than a standard piece of paper or bigger (8 1/2 by 11 inches) Paint Paint brush Craft knife (to be used by an adult only) Scissors Glue Paint stir sticks or craft sticks (popsicle or tongue depressor size) This is a great place to get them from: https://woodpeckerscrafts.com/ We always find these items useful too: Directions Print out your theatre and trick or treaters on thick paper such as cardstock. Paint your box and allow it to dry overnight. Cut out the centre of the theatre. (We did this by gently bending the paper in half and making a snip and then carefully cutting out the inside. You may need some adult assistance with this component). Lay your theatre onto your box and trace around the interior (that you cut out) with a pencil. Have an adult cut this area out for you, cutting slightly outside of the line. Glue on your theatre. Cut out your characters and glue them to the bottom of a paint stir stick or two tongue depressors or popsicle sticks together (end to end to make them long enough). Have an adult cut out a wide slit at the top of the box to put in your characters on your paint sticks. Put on your very own play! Here is some paper you could use to write a script: http://make-it-your-own.com/fall-writing-templates-and-pencil-toppers/ Pin this idea More Halloween Ideas Spider Math: http://make-it-your-own.com/spider-math-activities/ Fingerprint Cards: http://make-it-your-own.com/fall-fingerprint-cards/ Purpose Recognizing the symbols associated with various seasons and celebrations. Safety Notes We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use scissors and a glue gun with care and direct, adult supervision. A craft or utility knife should only be used by an adult and then put away in an unreachable place. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.