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Witch Crafts for Kids
How to Make Witch Crafts for Kids!
Get crafty with your children this Halloween, with these witch crafts for kids! From witches hats to black cats, there are lots of iconic images you can make with a witchy theme.
This page includes witchcraft ideas for kids of all ages, ranging from simple to more advanced. Choose from lots of ideas, including knitted witches, clay witches, witch rubber stamping, paper dolls, spooky cupcakes and lots more!
Read on for how-to tutorials on making a variety of witch crafts, along with a plethora of resources for more spooky crafting fun too!
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How to Make a Witch Doll
There are lots of ways you can have fun making a witch doll with your child. You can make a basic doll using pipe cleaners and material, have a go at knitting one, or making a felt doll, stitch a proper doll together, or get a doll kit with all the instructions you need to help you!
Here are some great tutorials for making all kinds of gorgeous witch dolls!
Nylon Witch Doll - Easy witch to make using an old nylon stocking!
Corn Husk Kitchen Witch Doll - make a traditional witch doll that's great for older kids and adults!
Easy Miniature Witch Dolls - Make spooky mini witches as decorations or for a doll's house!
How to Make a Tiny Witch Doll - super cute doll made from beads, pipe cleaners, wool and felt
Knitted Witch Doll Knitting Pattern - this one is more for adults to make, but if your child can knit, they can help by making a scarf or other item of clothing for the doll, or help to add decorative materials!
Soda Pop Can Witch - Make a cute witch from soda cans - for 8 years and up
Do check back as I'll be adding more tutorials as I find them!
Photo Credit: Witch Doll Craft Kit (see below)
Make your Own Witch Doll!
If you're not too sure where to start when it comes to making a doll, then this kit is ideal! For older children of 12 and over, make this gorgeous little witch complete with hat and broomstick!
The kit comes with full instructions on how to make one 5-6 inch clothespin doll. Patterns and cut-out shapes are included, all you need to provide are your own paints, brush, scissors and glue.
Beautifully presented in a hanging bag, so this would make an idea Halloween gift too!
Witch Crafts Do you Do?
Do your Kids Craft for Halloween and other holidays?
Something for your Crafty Little Witch to Wear...
If your daughter loves crafting witches, chances are she'll love dressing up as one, too! This pretty costume is perfect for Halloween parties, trick or treating, or simply wearing around the house at Halloween time (or any other time that calls for dressing up!)
This gorgeous little dressing up witch outfit from Rubies consists of an orange dress with black decoration, with the witches hat included. Available in small, medium or large.
How to Make a Witch Halloween Card
You will need:
* A4 Card in Halloween colors, such as black, orange or purple
* Glue, scissors, ruler, pencil, paint or coloring pens, glitter
* Witch images (or if you or your kids are arty, draw your own!) or witch rubber stamps
1. Take a piece of A4 card and carefully fold it in half (if you are a crafter, use your bone folder to get a clean crease)
2. Take some different colored card and draw a square that is a bit smaller than the front of your card. Draw another even smaller square on another piece of card. Cut them out and mat and layer your card by sticking them to the front
3. Draw a witchy scene, print out an image or cut one out of a magazine, or create one using a witch rubber stamp. Younger children will love a cartoon witch, older children might enjoy looking through vintage images from old Halloween cards! If you want to make a glittery witch with your stamp, use embossing ink and cover the image with glitter before it dries, to create a lovely sparkly image! You and your child can then color it in with pens or paint
4. Cut out your witch image and stick it in the center of your card
5. Write, paint or cut out letters to make your Halloween greeting and add to the top of the card
6. Decorate with stickers, glitter, ribbon and other embellishments
7. Write a spooky greeting or even a poem inside!
Photo Credit: Vintage image in the public domain
Making Witch Paper Dolls
Have fun with witch paper dolls! Play witchy dress up with either vintage or modern paper dolls and a variety of witch outfits.
You can have a go at drawing and making your own - simply draw one or more simple figures - such as a little girl with brown hair - and then draw different witch outfits that are in the same scale as your figure. Add tabs to the clothes, boots and hats you draw so that your little ones can have fun attaching the different outfits to the dolls. You can either color them in yourself or make that activity part of the crafting fun for your kids!
Alternatively, you can find witch paper dolls in books and online. Try these great resources:
Watch out for free printable witch paper dolls coming soon!
Witch Coloring Fun
Color in 16 different witch scenes, from the wicked witches of the Wizard of Oz and Narnia, to classic witches such as those from MacBeth. Fairytale witches and enchantresses abound in this spellbinding book, and even better, once colored in and held up to the light, these stained glass coloring pages take on a supernatural glow!
How to Make a Polymer Clay Witch
Fimo and other polymer clays are superb fun to use with kids! Spend hours of fun making everything from little figurines to beads, jewelry, magnets, decorations, card embellishments and more!
Polymer clay is a safe, use-at-home clay that can be baked in the oven. Fimo is one of the most commonly used with kids, as it is safe and non-toxic.
For young children, you can simply try modelling witches or witchy things like hats and brooms, using play-doh, homemade salt dough or peanut butter dough. You can find a full list of ideas and recipes for toddler safe dough on my page Crafts for 1 Year Olds
To make a simple polymer clay witch, you will need different colored clays in green, black, orange and any other colors of your choice.
1. Make the witch's head by rolling some green clay into a ball. Pinch off some small amounts of clay from the block and add on a long pointed nose (carefully smooth the clay on to the head to erase the join). You can make eye sockets using a clay tool or something like a cotton bud, and then cut a mouth into the head as well. You can add beads or small pieces of clay to the eye sockets to make the eyes.
2. Take some black clay and form into a witch's hat to place on top of your witch's head. You will also need to make some hair - either make it out of clay by rolling out thin sausages of black or brown clay (or whatever other color you want the hair to be) and adding them to the head, before putting the hat on top. Or you could stick on wool or mohair after the figure has been baked in the oven!
3. Make a body out of black clay. This can be simple and round, or you can fashion it into more of a dress shape. Don't forget to add arms/sleeves!
4. Use green clay to make the hands and legs. Legs are easy - roll out two thick and short sausages. For the hands, you can either make them very basic, or you can flatten the hands a little and use a tool to slice out fingers (for visual tips on making hands, see the cupcake decorating video tutorial further down the page)
5. Make some black boots to finish off your witch's feet. If you are feeling creative you can curl the toes over to make fancy hobnail boots!
6. Decorate your witch with some orange or other colored clay - add a band to the hat, a sash or buttons to the dress and so on
7. Bake your finished creation in the oven according to the manufacturer's instructions
You can also make flat designs to turn into magnets, keychains, pins, embellishments, fun tokens and more. These make ideal Halloween party bag fillers or trick or treat gifts!
Clay Modelling Resources for your Witch
Bake some yummy witch cupcakes with your kids! You can make plain cupcakes or give them a suitable Halloween flavor such as pumpkin! Decorate with fondant or icing - try making or using black frosting, swirling it up into the shape of a witch's hat, like the one in the picture! Here are some delicious witch cupcake recipes to try:
Alternatively, decorate your cupcakes with some spooky witch toppers or rice papers, like these brilliant toppers below! You can buy them pre-made or have a go at making your own from things like candy, mini cookies and more.Think black hats, brooms, black cats, cauldrons, wands, spell books and more.
How to Make Witch Cupcakes Video Tutorials
Witch Crafts Will You Try?
Which of these Witch Crafts might you have a go at?
Book of Witch Crafts
There are oodles of crafts in this fabulous Witch Crafts book to keep you busy for many Halloween's to come! Make frightful finger food, try your hand at witchy cross stitch, make a knitted hat, bake spooky cupcakes, and even make bottled potions and crystal balls for your little witches!
This is ideal for making things for Halloween or witch-themed parties, trick or treats and more. Make lovely toys and other items for your kids, and have a go at making some of them with older kids too.