During Halloween, the best way to keep children engaged is through Halloween crafts and the ghost glove puppet is one such craft that is sure to be a hit with the kids. There are a number of ways one can make a ghost puppet. Here is a list of some ideas that we got from the internet that you might find interesting.
One of the ways in which you can make a ghost glove puppet is by taking a twelve square inch of a white handkerchief of any white fabric, a black marker and three rubber bands. Hold your hand with your thumb and little finger outstretched and your remaining middle fingers together. Drape your hand with the white cloth square with one diagonal running across the top of the fingers. Fix a rubber band over the three fingers in the middle around the knuckle region: this will form the ghost’s head. Wrap another rubber band over the thumb and one more over the little finger. These form the ghost’s arms. Then, draw a ghost face on the ghost and you have your ghost puppet ready.
You can even use a brown paper lunch bag to make your very own ghost glove puppet. First you need to color or spray paint the bag completely white. The bottom part of the bag that can fold over will form the ghost glove puppet’s face. You can shred the bottom of the bag in order to make it look like creepy tendrils. Put your hand into the bag and make your ghost come alive by folding your fingers over the bag’s bottom.
Once you are done with your very own ghost glove puppet, you can write a ghost story script and put up a play. There are a number of puppet plays available online but it is a lot more fun if you take your child’s help and write your own story. Write it from the ghost’s point of view. Give your ghost a character. You can make him a friendly ghost, or a ghost who learnt a lesson. There are endless possibilities.
When you put on your ghost puppet show using your own ghost glove puppet, ensure that the play sends out a moral message. This will be a great time to teach your kid right and wrong. In this way, not only are you having fun with them by making a Halloween craft but you are also teaching them how to use their creativity to write a play.
By Abhishek Agarwal
Article Source: ezinearticles.com