Pipe cleaners are a perfect staple of a children's craft supply kit; they are inexpensive, easily available, and foster a wide range of imaginative play. This simple twist (ha!) on making finger puppets is a basic framework for creating Halloween ghosts, monsters and more spooky finger puppets. In a matter of minutes you'll have a complete cast of characters to tell terror-ific tales or not-so-spooky stories. Have your phone set to video and let the show begin.
To create these characters, you just need five basic craft items. With adult supervision a hot glue glue gun works best, but with a bit of patience white glue or tacky glue can do the trick too.
Chenille Pipe Cleaners
Each of these characters begins with coiling a pipe cleaner around your finger to create the body and then adding embellishments. For example, to make the ghost, simply make a coil then glue a white pom pom to the top and add some googly eyes. You can copy our designs from the photos or come up with your own spooky character twists.
See what creations your imagination will bring to life once you get bending, twisting, turning and pinching these pipe cleaners! Then use your puppets to tell each other spooky stories.
This post originally published in October 2014.
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