Ghost Hand Puppets for Kids

by Tonya Staab
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This ghost hand puppet craft is a fun way to incorporate pretend play into Halloween story time or your kids favorite Halloween movie.

Do you have a lonely sock basket? If your washing machine eats socks like ours does then this is the perfect craft for you.

a hand puppet ghost made out of a sock and fabric
Make our fun sock hand puppet ghost this Halloween.

Ghost hand puppet


  • White fabric
  • Patterned edge scissors
  • Lonely white socks
  • Embroidery thread and needle
  • Black fabric marker
Use odd white socks, fabric scraps, scissors, and a marker to make a sock puppet ghost
You will need odd socks, fabric, and a market to make our hand puppet ghost craft.


Use something large and round (I used serving platters in different sizes) to trace a circle on the fabric.

Pattern edged scissors cutting white fabric to make a ghost
Use patterned-edge scissors to cut out your fabric ghost.

Cut out the circle using patterned-edge scissors.

Using the embroidery thread and a needle stitch the toe of the sock to the middle of the circle.

Put the sock onto your hand letting the fabric drape down over it. Draw on the eyes and mouth for your ghost with the fabric marker.

Place a few random stitches around the middle of the ghost to attach it to the sock and give it a little more shape.

Use your hand puppet ghost during Halloween story telling or movies with the kids.

More ghost ideas for Halloween

Are you looking for more fun ghost ideas to make this Halloween? Take a look at these:

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1 comment

Rebecca Garner October 22, 2009 - 9:17 pm

SWEET, I might have to come borrow your pinking sheers! LOVE IT!!!!


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