Brighten Up Your Halloween Decorations With A Craft Halloween Witch
Enjoy Halloween when it comes around again. If you're one who enjoys the
innocent fun of the holiday, you're probably already getting prepared.
This page will show you how to make a miniature Halloween witch out of
simple craft materials, endearingly cute in her ugliness, and a fine hand-made
craft decoration for Halloween.
Supplies for Making a Halloween Witch
At left you see the crafting supplies needed for making a harmless and happy
looking Halloween witch shown in the inset.
Some curly doll hair.
A 1" diameter cork stopper.
Three 1/2" diameter cork stoppers.
A 7/8" to 1" diameter wood ball.
A 1/2" diameter candle cup.
A 3 1/2" x 1/8" dowel.
Two wiggle eyes.
A small bell (optional).
Two small flat wood shapes (for feet).
A tip-pen cap or squeeze bottle top (for a hat).
I get most of the wood crafting materials from packages containing
assortments of wood shapes.
Making the Witch's Body
The main part of the craft witch's body is the large cork, big side down.
Simply glue on the wooden ball for a head.
For arms and legs, cut the small corks length-wise. Then glue onto
the body as shown.
Making the Witch's Hat
The Witch's hat is made from a tip-pen cap or top from a squeeze bottle,
shown in the left of the above image.
Cut off the bottom of the base, leaving a brim for the hat.
Cut the top off at a slant to give a point, and make a hole for a
string to help secure the bell.
Making the Witch's Broom
The crafted witch's broom is made with the candle cup, the 1/8" dowel,
and some lengths of twine. Cut the twine long enough to drape over the candle
cup and extend beyond perhaps a half inch.
Glue the candle cup to the dowel as shown in the left of the picture.
Glue the strands of twine over the candle cup as shown in the right
of the picture, letting the ends extend
past the candle cup.
Tie and glue a strand of twine around the middle of the covered candle
Finishing the Witch
This image shows a finished miniature craft witch with broom. The steps
Glue 1" to 2" strips of curly doll hair to the head.
Glue on the hat.
Thread some twine through the bell loop, pull through the top of the
hat, and glue (optional).
Glue the flat pieces of wood (feet) to the leg bottoms.
Cut tops from toothpicks and glue to the toe ends of the feet for
Draw on a face with fine-point felt tip pen.
Glue on the squiggly eyes.
Glue on a nose, crooked is better. I used a small piece of styrofoam.
Paint according to your taste.
The Finished Witch - Side View
Here's a side view of the Halloween witch, showing the crooked nose and
curled up toes.
Start with this simple design, and use your imagination. You can have
a number of witches to decorate for Halloween.