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Zombie Paper Puppet Craft For Kids

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Get ready to bring the dead to life with this spine-chilling and eerie DIY project: a Zombie Paper Puppet! Crafting a zombie puppet not only allows you to explore your artistic side but also promises endless fun as you animate your creepy creation. Brace yourself for awakening the undead in this crafty adventure, ideal for Halloween or whenever you crave a bit of frightful amusement.

Girl holding zombie paper puppet

Materials Needed:

  • Zombie Puppet Template

  • White cardstock paper

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Markers or colored pencils

How To download zombie paper puppet template

To begin your craft you need to download the zombie paper puppet template. This download is available to all members for FREE! You heard me correctly, memberships are free to join for everyone who is 18 years an older! Click on the link to signup and to find the Zombie Paper Puppet template.


Someone showing how to color in zombie paper puppet.

Once, you have downloaded the Zombie Puppet Template, print it on 8.5x11 white cardstock paper and color it in.


Assembling Your Zombie Paper Puppet:

I've included step by step directions on how to assemble your puppet. Although I've tried my best to capture the steps with photos, I recommend watching the video provided to really get an understanding on how to do it.

Someone demonstrating how to cut the zombie paper puppet.

Step 1: Cut

Using scissors, cut out each of the shapes.

How to fold the zombie paper puppet.

Step 3: Fold on the dotted line!

Fold on all of the dotted lines. Start with the head by folding the mouth in half. You do this by aligning the glue tabs together and creasing down on the center of the mouth to get the fold. Then fold the the lips and four glue tabs on the dotted line. Last of all, fold all of the glue tabs on the ears and the two white strips.

Detailed photos of how to glue the zombie. paper puppet together.

Step 3: Assemble the Zombie!

Glue the pieces together to bring your zombie puppet to life. Start by Attaching the brains to the top of the head. Then glue the ears and arms on. Glue the legs to the bottom underneath the torso. Allow for the glue to completely dry before glueing the next pieces together.


Then glue the four glue tabs to the back of the mouth at the "jaw line". Flip it upside down and glue the two paper strips in an arch on the upper and lower part of the jaws. These strips of paper will make it so your hands stay in the puppet and gives you the ability to open and close the zombie puppet's mouth.

Girl playing with zombie paper puppet.

There you have it! A Zombie paper puppet! Embrace the spooky delight of this creative craft as your zombie puppet comes to life with every move. Let your imagination run wild, and perhaps, let out a friendly zombie groan or two. Now, it's time to put on a spooktacular show, full of eerie adventures and ghoulish charm. Happy crafting, and may your zombie puppet's journey be filled with all the delightful chills that Halloween brings!

Don't forget to check out these other magical puppets.

If you enjoyed crafting this Zombie paper puppet, you're in for a treat! Make sure to check out these other Halloween crafts that will surely add more spook and creativity to your festivities. From wickedly delightful bat to ghostly surprises, there's a plethora of hauntingly fun crafts waiting for you. Unleash your imagination and have a fa-boo-lous time creating these eerie projects. Happy crafting and have a 'boo-tiful' Halloween season!


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