Hands down, my favorite Halloween book is Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman. If you read it alongside this video on You Tube it will certainly become a favorite of your children as well. My kids practically have the entire book memorized.
Luke and I enjoyed making a Witch Craft not only to go along with this book, but also our recent trip to the Witch Scavenger Hunt at Gardner Village.
The best part of course is her fun nose!!
Here is how we made our witch.
1. I drew a template for a witch's head and nose on green paper and a witch's hat on black paper and Luke cut them out. I also used a shredder to make small orange strips for the witch's hair. If you don't have a shredder you can just cut strips yourself.
2. The nose requires an adult to help attach it. Hold the nose up to the face where you want it attached and use a craft knife to make a slit along the nose.
3. Push the nose through the slit in the paper.
4. Fold the paper back on the back side of the face and use tape to secure it in place.
5. After the nose is in place, Luke glued on his eyes and glued hair to the front of his witch.
6. Make sure to glue some hair to the back of the witch as well.
7. Glue the hat onto your witch.
In the Big Pumpkin book, the Witch has designs drawn on her hat and cloak, so Luke decided to draw spiders and bats on his hat.
8. We used oil pastels to draw eyebrows and a mouth onto our witch. Crayons obviously would work too. I just like how bright the oil pastels are.
I crinkled up my orange paper to make the hair on my witch curly like in the book. Such a fun craft!!
Thanks for stopping by to check out our Witch Craft!!
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