Halloween’s almost here, so it’s time to get spooky in a fun and family-friendly way!
If you’re tired of the usual store-bought decorations, why not get crafty and have your kids join the fun? Our zombie cat puppet craft is a cute and easy project that’ll get everyone in the Halloween spirit.
Not only is it simple and affordable, but this craft also allows for endless creativity! All you need is a plain paper bag, our free printable template, and a few basic materials to get started.
Your little monsters will love making their own zombie cat puppet, and it’s the perfect addition to any Halloween party or trick-or-treating adventure!
Don’t forget to check out our other Halloween crafts for kids – we have plenty to choose from, and they’re all super fun!
Cat Zombie Paper Craft
Our zombie cat puppet craft is great for little kids. It can help develop fine motor skills, encourage creative thinking, and boost confidence!
Have your kiddos cut out the zombie cat template and glue it onto a paper bag for easy assembly. Then, let their imagination run wild as they decorate their puppet however they’d like! It’s the perfect opportunity for them to practice their cutting, hand-eye coordination, and pasting skills.
You can also turn this craft into a fun storytelling activity. Ask your kids to imagine what their zombie cat is like and what adventures they go on during Halloween.
Is their zombie cat silly? Funny? Mischievous? The possibilities are endless, and it’s a great way to get their minds working while having fun!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Brown bag envelope
- Zombie cat template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the template)
Download the template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the eyespots to each side of the top of the zombie cat’s head.
Glue the eye on the right side of the face.
Using glue attach the nose just above the mouth.
Complete the ears by attaching the inner part to the outer part of the ears.
Attach both ears to the back of the head using glue.
Next, begin assembling the body by gluing the belly to the middle of the body and gluing the paws on both sides.
Using glue attach the head of the zombie cat to the flap portion brown paper bag.
Glue the body of the zombie cat to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
Finish up by attaching the tail to the fold part of the brown bag.
Don’t you just love this cute paper bag puppet? We think your kids will have a blast creating it!
Don’t stop at just one craft; there are so many fun activities to do during the Halloween season! From reading Halloween-inspired stories to learning something new, there’s something for everyone.
Keep reading to discover some of our favorite Halloween-themed ideas!
Halloween Kids’ 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 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!
Craft Ideas For Halloween
Witch Gnome Craft – Our witch gnome craft is a great way to add some magic to your Halloween decor! Little ones will love using their cutting and gluing skills while making this adorable little witch. The result is a boo-tiful decoration everyone will love!
Zombie Card Craft – Have your kids wish their friends and family a Happy Halloween in style! Our zombie card craft will work their writing, cutting, and gluing skills in a super fun way.
Will your kids write a sweet or scary message inside? Download our free printable template to find out!
Cat Mummy Craft – Add some cuteness to your Halloween decor with our cat mummy craft! This easy and engaging craft is great for little kids; they’ll be so proud to show off their creations! Hang these Halloween kitties around the house or classroom for some extra Halloween charm.
Frankenstein Paper Cup Craft – Work your little monsters’ fine motor skills with this Frankenstein paper cup craft.
Our free printable template and basic craft supplies are all you need to make this cute Halloween decoration! Who knew a simple paper cup could turn into something so spooktacular?
Halloween Paper Activities For Kids
Our Room On The Broom worksheets cover a range of skills, including tracing, coloring, and problem-solving.
Your little bookworms will love learning while following along with this funny Halloween story! Print out these free worksheets and add them to your little one’s learning for some no-prep fun.
Dot marker activities are always a hit with little kids, and our Halloween do a dot printables won’t disappoint! Choose from art, letter, and number-focused pages for endless Halloween-themed fun. Your kids will have the best time dotting away; they won’t even realize they’re learning!
This Halloween matching game is fun and engaging for kids to practice their memory and problem-solving skills!
Cut out the cards, mix them up, and have your kiddos match the pairs together. We love how this game can be played solo or with a friend – perfect for a Halloween playdate or class activity!
If your kids like silly and spooky stories, they’ll love these There Was An Old Mummy Who Swallowed A Spider activities!
This book-based pack includes various activities focusing on vocabulary, counting, and tracing. It’s a great way to extend the learning after reading this fun Halloween story!
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Brown bag envelope
- Zombie cat template
- Download the template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the eyespots to each side of the top of the zombie cat's head.
- Glue the eye on the right side of the face.
- Using glue attach the nose just above the mouth.
- Complete the ears by attaching the inner part to the outer part of the ears.
- Attach both ears to the head using glue.
- Next, begin assembling the body by gluing the belly to the middle of the body and gluing the paws on both sides.
- Using glue attach the head of the zombie cat to the flap portion of brown paper bag.
- Glue the body of the zombie cat to the brown paper bag.
- Finish up by attaching the tail to the fold part of the brown bag.