Making a witch from recycled or old things lying around the house is easy and inexpensive. This can be a very funny project since everyone has their own visions of what a witch should look like.
Materials needed: Old black dress and something black for a cape, old broom, black hat of some kind preferably pointed, Old stocking, black stockings, long black socks or pants and old pair of black shoes.
Here are five easy to do steps on how to make a witch from scraps:
Step 1: Find an old black dress preferably full length with long black sleeves. If the dress is not long sleeved place an old sweat shirt or some thing else that is black underneath the dress Stuff this with news paper or other old clothes until it looks full bodied or how ever one thinks a witch should look. When this is done set it aside and do the next step of the project the legs and feet.
Step 2: Take the black socks or pants and stuff these with news paper or whatever else seems to work. After they are stuffed attach them to the dress using a needle and thread or simply staple them together. They should be hidden inside the dress as to look like they belong there.
Note: If one uses pants they can be tied at either end using string to keep the stuffing from falling out.
Step 3: Attach the shoes if one wishes these are optional depending on what one wants. One can simply stuff the stocking feet or pant ends into the shoes this should hold them.
Step 4: Now let us do the face take the stocking and stuff it with paper or material. One can pull a knot up in the front and tie it making a nose. Do this by placing a piece of news paper inside the stocking and then tying it with string. After this is completed finish stuffing the rest of the face until it is the size one wishes.
The rest of the face can be made with buttons or bottle caps for eyes. These can be glued on. The mouth can be painted on using lip stick. Or purchase a rubber witch mask from the dollar store and use that for her head and face
Step 5: Place the cape on and hat and the project will be completed.
Step 6: Add something unexpected; funny or scary. Add a feather boa in a bright color, or green and black striped leggings. Maybe put her in a pair of yellow high top tennis shoes.
For a scary twist purchase a rubber rat or bat from the dollar store and place it on her shoulder.
The witch may be funny or scary but every one should enjoy the newest member of the family.