Make adorable little witches that sit on windowsills, tables, mantles and other areas of the home when you start with simple wine corks. Make assorted witches by changing up on the inexpensive craft supplies you use to create her features and other characteristics. They’re minis, so they won’t take long to make, but you’ll use them as Halloween decorations for years to come.
Paint the chosen cork black and allow it to dry. It might take more than one coat to give the witch a nice, black dress. When the paint is dry glue on a wooden ball. The ball can be one of several sizes but should be the same size as, or slightly larger than, the top of the cork. Glue the bead onto the smallest end of the cork. Paint a tiny face on the witch or use craft supplies to create one. Wiggly eyes look really great but you can also use tiny black beads. Make a nose from a small, beige pom-pom. A mouth can be made from a small section of a red pipe cleaner.
Hair can be made from two feathers in colors of black, white, yellow, red, orange, green or even purple. Glue one feather to each side of the bead, so that the quills face upward. Other choices for hair include strands of yarn, doll hair, bits of black pipe cleaners or even a piece of black fabric. After the hair is in place you can then make a hat to go on top of her head.
To make the hat, cut the end off of a paper cone and color it black with a marker. Use black paper to make the brim of the hat. To do this, set the cone on the paper and draw around it. Now draw around that circle to make the brim as wide as you want. Cut the circle so that it looks like a donut. Position the cone over the hole in the middle and tape it in place, from the underside. Glue it on the head of the witch, covering the quills or ends of the feathers.
Cut a section off of a pipe cleaner and use it to make the arms. Glue it to the back of the “neck”, where the ball meets the cork. Bring the arms out to the side a little, then make a bend in each arm. Glue a tiny straw broom to the “hands” of the witch. Make the hands by barely curly the ends of the pipe cleaners. Glue the broom to go across the witch’s chest, with the broom straw area near the bottom of the cork, and the broomstick is up against the shoulder on the opposite side. This little witch is scary like other Halloween witches. She’s cute and loveable!