The Three Pumpkins and The Silly Ghost – Easy DIY Finger Puppets
One of my oldest daughter’s favorite stories has always been the three little pigs and the big bad wolf. We even made puppets for it with TP rolls awhile ago.
This week she thought of a new version just for Halloween and since she is my head creative team member we had to make some puppets and put on a show.
Materials needed for project:
Foam or Felt
Hot Glue and Gun
Step 1: Cut a rectangular shape out of your foam. Around 3 inches wide by 4 inches. About an inch from the top cut a across an inch on each side.
Step 2: Fold the ends together and glue to make a tube shape.
Step 3: Fold down and bring the edges around and glue down. This is your basic finger puppet tube.
Step 4: Next we are going to make our puppets. I used felt on the orange foam to create a nose and mouth. I then added the googly eyes and a leaf to his head.
We made three pumpkins.
Step 5: The ghost were made out of white and black felt with googly eyes. I have developed an obsession with the googly eyes lately but if you don’t have any, black felt would work too. We had to make two ghost because there were two kids crafting.
The story goes as follows:
Once upon a time there was a mother pumpkin and her three young pumpkins. It was Halloween night and the mother pumpkin thought it was time for her three young pumpkins to explore on their own. So the young pumpkins went out into the world to explore.
The first pumpkin came upon an old man giving candy out. He thought he could spend his whole night eating candy so he took all the candy the man had. Soon he was so sick with a belly ache that all he could do was sit and moan. Along came a silly ghost and saw the pumpkin. “Hello, little pumpkin would you like to come and play?” Said the silly ghost. “I can’t, I am too sick.” Said the pumpkin. So the ghost went on his way.
The second pumpkin who was also looking for some fun, came upon a lady carving mean faces into other pumpkins. He thought it would be fun to scare the kids that walked by so he asked her to make him scary. She did but then the children were so scared they wouldn’t come near the little pumpkin any more. Along came that silly ghost and saw the pumpkin. “Hello, little pumpkin would you like to come and play?” Said the silly ghost. “I can’t, I am too scary.” Said the pumpkin. So the ghost went on his way.
Now the third little pumpkin was trying his best to take in all the sights and sounds of Halloween. He ate some candy, he jumped out and screamed boo, he road a hay ride, and was happily enjoying his new found freedoms in moderation. Along came that silly ghost and saw the pumpkin. “Hello, little pumpkin would you like to come and play?” Said the silly ghost. “I would love to play, I’m having so much fun! Halloween is awesome!” Said the little pumpkin.
From our pumpkin friends we learn that in moderation nothing is bad but too much of a good thing can become bad quickly.