If you’re looking for a unique but easy Halloween craft project you won’t find them hard to come by in my favorite parenting magazine, Parenting School Years. Especially in their latest October 2010 issue filled with some fun Halloween crafts and tasty treats for the fall season. Here’s just one example of the great ideas in this issue.
Plastic juice or milk jug (half gallon size)
Gloss finish product called Mod Podge found at craft stores OR you can substitute this for ½ cup of craft glue mixed with a couple teaspoons of water.
4 pieces of lime green tissue paper cut into 2 or 3 inch rectangles and squares
Permanent black marker
Black dessert plate (7inch size)
Raffia ribbon (black)
Black poster board
Glue gun with glue sticks
LED battery powered tap light, or flashlight
The witch head
1.Below the handle of the jug, you’ll need to cut a 3 inch hole not far above the bottom.
2. Spread a coat of the glossy finish Mod Podge, or glue mixture over the surface of the entire outer portion of the jug. Don’t worry about doing this neatly…a bit on the messy side is just fine!
3.Draw a witch face on the jug with your permanent marker
Witch hair and hat
1. Start by poking a hole in the middle of the small black plate, then using your scissors, make a hole the size of the opening of the jug spout.
2. Looping the raffia somewhere between 12 and 15 times, make 12 inch segments. On what will be the underside of the plate, secure the raffia with tape to the brim. Repeat this process until a bit more than half of the plate has witchhair.
3. Place this brim above the spout and push down firmly to secure the brim to the jug. Trim the witch hair to make it even.
4. From there you’ll need to trace a 14 inch circle on the black poster board. Cut out that circle and then cut it in half.
5. To make your witch hat fold 1 half to create the hat, then staple
6. Hot glue the top of the hat to the brim.
7. Secure a 14 inch piece of ribbon to the bottom base of the hat with glue.
8. Now you’re ready for your finishing touch by putting the light inside the jug via the cutout.
There’s your finished Halloween witch craft project, ready to display!