Sunday, September 16, 2012

Halloween Marathon #1 Spooky Theater!

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!


  1. Hoo Hoo would need step by step instructions?
    After Booing your photo we could figure it out by ourselves
    NOT,LOL!! I can't get over the stuff that you DO / you need to write a book or something! :) At least an Ebook! :)

  2. Oh Joyce, when did you find the time??? I haven't started yet! Eeek! I adore those sock ghost!! How are those new babies doing?

  3. The kids are just going to love it and so will your audience! Your instructions make it sounds so easy but it sure is obvious that a lot of time and love goes into these projects! What wonderful memories they are all going to have! Thanks for sharing it all.

  4. I love what the gramma said to the trio of performers. Sweet! :D
    Awesome Halloween fun. How do you keep up with all the holidays, getting such unique activities and such ready to roll in time? I just might be able to manage the sock puppets. So cute.
    Thank you for linking to the GRAND Social!

  5. This looks so fun! Visiting from One Creative Weekend!

  6. Oh my goodness!!! Those little sock ghosts are adorable! Pinning!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open.

  7. Wow this is the cutest thing ever! Great job. Thanks so much for sharing it on link "I Gotta Try That" I am a new follower and I would love for you to follow back.

  8. That is so cute, my grandkids would love it! I would love you to link up to my linky party called The Gathering Spot on Tuesdays. Hope to see you there!

  9. This looks wonderful! Your grandchildren are really going to love it. I remember having a large cardboard box my kids painted, and used for their little performances. It was so much fun.

  10. This is awesome! It's so creative and cool and well put together! I love it!

  11. Love these sock ghosts! What a fun and clever idea, they are adorable! And your puppet theatre is awesome! I love that your teaching them something as well as playing with them, you are the ultimate grandmother!