I haven't shown this one to the kids yet, but I think they're going to like it. They love to perform, and the goofy ghost show they'll be acting out will bring them straight to the stack of Halloween joke books grandma plans to pick out at the library. That's really the main goal of this project, to send kids to books to solve their problems. Those little sock puppet ghosts have to say something to the grandparents, daddies, mummies, (oops! I mean mommies!) and aunties and uncles who will gather for a spooky Halloween show. My grandkids are too young to read, so I will gladly do that part for them this year. I don't think I will ever tire of trying to guess, "what does a ghost wear?' (BOO-jeans!) or "what happened when the ghost swallowed a firecracker?" (He BOO up!) I even made up one of my own. "What did grandma say to her trio of little theater performers?" (I think each one of you is the most BOO-tiful thing I've ever seen on stage!)
Unless you live in a haunted house, you won't want to leave a Halloween theater out all year long. This one easily comes apart for moving or storing. It's made of three cardboard boxes and is very lightweight. Use fun scrapbook paper for the letters, and decorations you already have as accents. The dollar store tube sock puppets are so simple to make that your precocious little performers may want to design their own. And once those little critters come to life, you've opened the curtain to a real spirit of creativity! Here is where you'll find step-by-step instructions for everything you see here!
Happy Haunting, dear friends!