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Zombie Popsicle Stick Craft [Free Template]

Do you need a last-minute kids’ craft idea for Halloween?

There is no shortage of fun projects kids can do with popsicle sticks!

One of our favorites is this zombie popsicle stick craft that kids will love and grownups won’t mind doing either.

It has a free printable template and even a video tutorial if your kids are too young to follow the instructions on their own.

Plus, it will help kids improve their creativity and fine motor skills at the same time!

If you want more festive craft ideas be sure to check out all of our Halloween crafts for kids.

Zombie Craft For Kids

zombie popsicle stick image collage with the words popsicle stick zombie

Supplies

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Glue dots
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue stick
  • Markers
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Zombie template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the zombie template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding zombie popsicle stick crafts

Cut a popsicle stick into thirds with the scissors. Line up 4 popsicle sticks evenly. Stretch out three glue dots to go onto the back of each of the cut popsicle sticks. Use this to secure the 4 popsicle sticks together. We recommend putting the middle piece slightly higher than the middle so you can easily glue the arms into place.

If you don’t want to use glue dots, replace them with hot glue and do the same steps as above.

hand gluing popsicle sticks together

Paint the 4 popsicle sticks and an additional popsicle stick (for the zombie’s arms) in a shade of green. Let dry completely.

hand painting popsicle sticks green

Take the shorts and use a marker to draw on the button at the top and the line down the center.

hand drawing details onto pants of zombie popsicle stick craft

Place the zombie’s torn shirt near the middle of the popsicle sticks and glue it in place.

hand gluing shirt to popsicle stick zombie

Position the zombie shorts on top of the shirt and lined up with the bottom and secure it in place with glue.

hand gluing pants to popsicle stick zombie

Next, glue the eyes onto the head portion of the popsicle sticks.

hand gluing eyes to popsicle stick zombie

Use a black marker to draw on undereye circles, nostrils, and stitch marks. Use a dark green marker to draw on skin spots.

hand drawing stitches onto zombie popsicle stick craft

Optionally: Add arms to your zombie. For straight arms, simply glue the additional popsicle stick you painted in step one to the back of the popsicle sticks with a glue dot. For angled arms, cut the popsicle stick in half and attach each arm with a glue dot.

hand gluing arms to popsicle stick zombie

Now your child has a kid-friendly zombie they can display on the fridge. You can even turn it into a magnet by applying magnetic tape to the back!

zombie popsicle stick

Halloween Unit For Kids

Want to create an entire Halloween unit that goes with this zombie craft? If so, you’re in the right spot! Read on below for our favorite ideas.

Reading to young children helps them with many aspects of development. For example, when they’re read to it can help with learning how to speak, improve vocabulary, and develop important listening skills. For those reasons (and many more!) we recommend starting your unit studies 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!

2 popsicle stick zombies

Crafting is a fun way to have a creative outlet for kids. Crafting also provides children with the opportunity to learn new skills and improve their fine motor skills by making things with their hands!

For more Halloween craft ideas, check out these fun projects:

Your kids will have a blast with these Halloween do a dot printables. It’s a fun way for children to learn letters, numbers, and counting while having lots of spooky fun this autumn season.

hand holding zombie popsicle stick

Halloween is a great time of year to explore STEM activities. These Halloween pattern block mats are perfect for introducing kids to shapes, patterns, and colors!

Kids love to color, and these Halloween color by number printables will help them with their fine motor skills. This is a great activity for preschoolers and kindergarten children! These coloring pages included numbers 1-6 so your child can practice counting as they work through the pages.

Get the kids in your life excited about Halloween with this sensory bin full of spooky goodies. This activity is perfect for exploratory play that will get their little hands all messy while they hunt out treasures.

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More Halloween Ideas For Kids

2 popsicle stick zombies

Zombie Popsicle Stick Craft

Prep Time: 6 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 36 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Have some spooky Halloween when while making this cute zombie popsicle stick craft!

Materials

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Glue dots
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue stick
  • Markers
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Zombie template

Instructions

  1. Download the zombie template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Cut a popsicle stick into thirds with the scissors. Line up 4 popsicle sticks evenly. Stretch out three glue dots to go onto the back of each of the cut popsicle sticks. Use this to secure the 4 popsicle sticks together. We recommend putting the middle piece slightly higher than the middle so you can easily glue the arms into place.
  3. If you don't want to use glue dots, replace them with hot glue and do the same steps as above.
  4. Paint the 4 popsicle sticks and an additional popsicle stick (for the zombie's arms) in a shade of green. Let dry completely.
  5. Take the shorts and use a marker to draw on the button at the top and the line down the center.
  6. Place the zombie's torn shirt near the middle of the popsicle sticks and glue it in place.
  7. Position the zombie shorts on top of the shirt and lined up with the bottom and secure it in place with glue.
  8. Next, glue the eyes onto the head portion of the popsicle sticks.
  9. Use a black marker to draw on undereye circles, nostrils, and stitch marks. Use a dark green marker to draw on skin spots.
  10. Optionally: Add arms to your zombie. For straight arms, simply glue the additional popsicle stick you painted in step one to the back of the popsicle sticks with a glue dot. For angled arms, cut the popsicle stick in half and attach each arm with a glue dot.

Zombie Template

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Jane Blasingame

Tuesday 7th of September 2021

fun idea

Sam

Tuesday 7th of September 2021

Thank you, Jane!

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