We’ve been having a lot of spooky fun over here – attending gigantic pumpkin contests, going on school field trips to Pumpkin Land and most recently making these very fun paper mache Halloween puppets.
They are pretty simple and the boys are in love with them. In fact, little O now asks to play with them every other minute.
Find instructions to make these in the shop HERE.
And having fun puppeteering is just what we did! It’s always so exciting to see which projects really pull the boys in, and I’m happy to report that this one was a real winner!
They spent hours with the puppets and I spent the rest of the afternoon seeing happy faces and little orange and black heads bobbing up and down.
Little O was particularly taken with them and will still ask me if he can play with them nearly every other minute, promising me that he will be Oh so careful with them. It’s so adorable, so I of course let him.
This project is also a great one to pull the Littles in on. I made a few extra pumpkin heads for them (or you can have them get their hands dirty and do the paper mache themselves! They’ll love it!). Simply use the tail end of the balloon as the stem, give them some orange and black craft paint and then and let them have at it.
They really got into painting their little Halloween creations. I’m especially fond of the creepy black paint dripping from Little A’s pumpkin head. So fitting.
And they make great center pieces which happily remind me on the fun we had. And I must say that it’s nice to have a set that is more kid friendly. When the boys threw them around the house and smashed in their sides, I was perfectly OK with it.
The puppets on the other hand…
well those are showcased in a safer place and come down only with some supervision…which merely means I’m supervising…A LOT.