My mom showed me this adorable craft! She is a Principal at a Elementary school and one of her teachers did this craft with her class! I hadn’t seen it floating around the web yet, so I figured I would share it with you guys! Nathan loved it!
What you need:
2- 12×18 black pieces of construction paper (or regular paper)
1- black sheet of paper (even a 1/2 sheet would work, it’s just for the hat)
1- Green sheet of paper (for the hair strips)
1- half of an egg carton
2- hand tracings
Markers for coloring in eyes and mouth
First, take the two sheets of black paper and fold in a accordion fashion. Each fold is about an inch. The longer unbent piece is for the Witches body. The second piece if for the Witches arms. To make the area to insert the body piece into, I just folded it in half and then on each side of the center fold I made an additional fold about an inch out. I did trim each of the “arms” about an inch. You can measure how much you want to trim later when you attach the hands if you would prefer.
Next, I took the green sheet of paper and made 6, 1 inch strips. I then took each strip and rolled them around my marker. This is creating the curl in the hair pieces.
Cut out the piece of egg carton like the picture below to create the Witches Face/Head!
Then take 3 pieces of the “hair” and layer them on top of each other and staple them onto the side of the Witches head. Repeat for the other side.
Trace out a Witches hat and glue it to the top of the Witches head. I decided to hot glue it on to the egg carton. I just didn’t think glue would hold that well and I didn’t want staples showing on the front.
Take out the long body piece of paper and about 5 inches down from one of the sides, staple it. This will be where you attach the arms pieces and will allow you to fan out the bottom portion a bit, to make it look like the Witch is wearing a dress.
Next, go ahead and draw in the eyes and mouth and then attach the Witches head to the long body piece of black paper.. To attach it I laid out the black piece of paper, so you could see 4 folds (like in the picture above where I show how to fold them). Pull the two center ones together and place the Witches head over them.
Next, take your armless witch and attach her “arms” piece. Just place the Witches body in the fold of the arms piece and glue or staple. You could put the hands on before doing this step, but I didn’t. But, it would matter if you did. If you choose to glue the Arms piece on, it would probably be better to put the hands on first.
Now it’s time for some hands. You can choose to trace and cut your child’s hands if you want. My mother was nice enough to punch out some hands for us at her school! I just attached them using a glue stick in the front fold of the arms. Make sure you put her thumbs up!
Ta-dah! Isn’t this Witch adorable? You could easily attach some fishing wire to the egg carton and make her hang as well! Nathan has been flying her all around the house today!
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