DIY Pumpkin Puppets

DIY Pumpkin Puppets | Optimistic MommyWant some easy and inexpensive fun this fall season? Take a look at these DIY pumpkin puppets, perfect for kids to act out Halloween finger plays or puppet shows. You only need a few supplies to make your own, so here is how you can get started!

Supplies needed:

  • Wooden craft sticks
  • Orange craft paint
  • Black marker
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue, glue gun
  • Paint brush


  1. Begin by applying two coats of orange paint to the craft sticks. Allow the paint to dry well.
  2. Use your black marker to create the face on your pumpkin. You can get as creative as you wish with the face or keep it simple.
  3. Cut a small segment of green pipe cleaner and twist it into a curl. Add a dab of glue to the end and press it to the top of the craft stick.

Your pumpkin puppets are now ready to be enjoyed. Use them to tell all sorts of pumpkin stories and rhymes, or you can even use them as bookmarks. Either way, they are sure to bring you some frugal fall fun.


  1. Mark Warren says:

    omg! this is so cute! gonn try this

  2. What a cute and easy craft for kids! Good for names around the Thanksgiving table too.

  3. Molli Vandehey says:

    this is very easy and cute, l;ove it!

  4. MeltheCrafter says:

    Those are really cute, and easy to make! Thanks for sharing

  5. I can’t wait for halloween.

  6. shelly peterson says:

    These are cute and easy to make, perfect for my grandsons. These will be great with Halloween coming up soon.

  7. Aw, they are cute and colorful, great project for the kids

  8. super cute! These would be perfect for place markers on the thanksgiving table.

  9. These pumpkin puppets are very cute.

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