Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without a spooky Halloween witch and ours is a wicked wooden spoon witch called Wanda! She has all the elements of a fun craft – painting, sticking, googly eyes, cutting out clothes and if you felt really inspired you could even make her a broomstick!
Wanda the witch is a great decoration for a Halloween party, but if you made a few the kids could create a puppet show with them. Try decorating a wooden spoon in red for a devil or white for a ghost for a bit of variety!
Age group: Kids as young as 3 can get involved making this – they will just need help cutting out shapes for Wanda’s hat, dress, mouth, teeth and hands.
What you will need
- Wooden spoon
- Green acrylic paint
- PVA glue
- Craft foam in black, green and red
- White card
- Black felt
- Googly eyes (pair)
- Pipe cleaners in black and purple
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Find a flat surface to work on and gather together all the craft materials you’ll need to make Wanda the witch!
Carefully paint your wooden spoon all over with the acrylic green paint and leave to dry.
When the paint is properly dry, make Wanda’s face by sticking on a pair of googly eyes. Cut a small triangle of the green craft foam to make her nose. Cut a strip of red craft foam for her mouth and a jagged line of red card for her teeth and glue to the spoon. If you’re feeling creative, you could colour her teeth in yellow and black!
Using the black craft foam, cut a triangle for the witch’s hat and a strip of foam for the bottom and glue together. Shape pipe cleaners into straggly hair and Sellotape to the top of the spoon. Don’t worry if this looks messy, you will now stick the hat over the top to cover it up. Fold some Sellotape in a loop to create double-sided tape and stick the hat over the pipe cleaners and onto the spoon.
Cut a strip of black craft foam to make Wanda’s arms. Draw around your thumb twice on the green craft foam and cut out the shape. Simply snip a jagged edge with scissors to create her fingers then glue at each end of the arms. Cut two strips of red craft foam to make her cuffs and glue down. Then either glue or create a Sellotape loop as in the above step to stick the arms down.
Finally, cut out a triangular shape from the black felt to make Wanda’s dress and glue or Sellotape to the wooden spoon. We used red craft foam cut in a zig-zag for decoration at the hem. You could also buy some gold and silver sticker stars to decorate her outfit and hat. And that’s it! Cackle witih glee – Wanda’s finished.
For homewares such as tea lights, paper plates, string, scissors etc. visit Asda Direct, and for crafts materials such as paint, glue, craft foam, felt etc. visit Baker Ross, a family run craft business who are the leading suppliers of arts and crafts to schools and other organisations across the UK and abroad, based in Walthamstow, London. Props such as the tablecloth, cobwebs, plastic spiders etc. can all be found at Morrisons.