It’s Halloween season!
Are you looking for a fun craft idea to do with your kids? This brown paper bag candy corn puppet craft is easy and simple enough that even the youngest of crafters can help.
It’s also great because it stretches across multiple ages, meaning the older kids will enjoy it as well.
Kids will love this cute puppet and will even want to use it as part of an imaginative play scenario in their rooms or at school.
And don’t forget about how crafting helps children with fine motor skills, following directions, cutting practice, and many other things!
There are tons of benefits to crafts like this one – plus there’s we’re giving you a free printable template so all you have to do is print it out and you’re ready to go!
There’s no reason not to make this cute guy today! Also, be sure to browse through all of our candy corn crafts and activities!
Paper Bag Candy Corn Craft
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Candy corn template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the candy corn template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the black background pieces to the flap and main portion of the brown paper bag. Trim off the portion of the brown paper bag that extends past the black paper.
Create the candy corn man’s lower half by gluing the legs to the bottom and back of the yellow portion of the candy.
Next, make the middle portion of the candy corn by gluing the arms on both sides of the back of the middle orange piece.
Take the lower body and glue it to the main portion of the paper bag so that the legs hang off the paper bag a little.
Take the completed orange mid section and glue slightly on top of the yellow bottom portion.
Make the candy corn man’s head by gluing the eys to the middle of the head.
Place the cheeks on either side of the mouth and glue them in place.
Finish off the puppet by gluing the white head to the flap portion of the paper bag.
Now your kiddo can have a cute little candy corn puppet to play with!
Halloween Activities For Kids
Create an entire week long celebration and learning for Halloween. Below we’ve listed our favorite ideas!
Reading aloud to kids helps them develop vocabulary, creative thinking skills, comprehension skills, on-task behavior skills, and the ability to tell a story.
It can also help promote language development in children by giving them the opportunity to hear new words in context. That’s exactly why we always like to start any new theme with books!
Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.
Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our most favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.
5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5 minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.
Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!
Crafting can help children in a number of ways. It can strengthen their hand-eye coordination and dexterity, and it can help them develop some of their fine motor skills.
Crafting also fosters creativity and imagination. These are just some of the reasons we love doing lots of crafts! Add in a few more Halloween crafts to your unit study. Below are some of our top picks!
These Halloween pattern block mats are a fun and easy activity for preschool and kindergarten children to do. They’re a great STEM activity that will help your child learn shapes, patterns, fine motor skills, and more. This is such a simple activity with tons of benefits!
Halloween do a dot printables are another learning activity preschoolers will enjoy. These printables are sure to be a fun activity and educational tool at the same time.
These activities are geared for preschoolers, but pre-k and kindergarten kids can get in on the Halloween fun as well!
Coloring helps develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination in key areas of the brain which is exactly why we love these free Halloween coloring pages. They’ll also help kids practice different colors and shapes and other skills, which they will need when they start to learn to write and read.
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Candy corn template
- Download the candy corn template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the black background pieces to the flap and main portion of the brown paper bag. Trim off the portion of the brown paper bag that extends past the black paper.
- Create the candy corn man's lower half by gluing the legs to the middle and back of the bottom portion of the candy.
- Next, make the middle portion of the candy corn by gluing the arms on both sides of the back of the middle orange piece.
- Take the completed orange mid section and glue slightly on top of the yellow bottom portion.
- Now take the body and glue it to the main portion of the paper bag so that the orange section is just below the flap.
- Make the candy corn man's head by gluing the eys to the middle of the head.
- Place the cheeks on either side of the mouth and glue them in place.
- Finish off the puppet by gluing the white head to the flap portion of the paper bag.