Oh my, I had fun designing Wisteria the Witch! I designed the pattern, cut the pizza box up with a retractable utility knife, and then had the grand babies do their favorite part of crafting; paint all the parts. They do love to paint! When it was all dry, we glued the parts together.
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WITH THIS PROJECT YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN…
- What a Halloween witch looks like
- The colors black and green
- How to paint
- Placement of eyes, hair, nose, and a hat brim
- What buttons are
THE TWINS FAVORITE PART OF MAKING THEIR HALLOWEEN WITCHES WAS PAINTING AND PLACING THE NOSE, HAIR, AND EYES ON. HERE ARE THE SUPPLIES WE USED:
- a pizza box
- Black and Green craft paint
- Round sponge brush
- Natural craft raffia for the witch’s hair
- 1″ Black buttons
- Craft glue
- Retractable utility knife
You are welcome to use our FREE Wisteria the Witch Pattern.
How to make Wisteria the Witch Step 1:
The first thing you will need to do is print of our free Wisteria the Witch pattern. Once you have it printed, cut out the pieces and tape the face and hat pieces together to form a long witch face and hat. Then, trace the pattern pieces onto an empty pizza box and very carefully cut out the pieces with a retractable utility knife.
How to Make Wisteria the Witch Step 2:
Once the pieces are cut out, set up your painting station and have the children paint their pieces. Make sure they paint the top part black as part of the hat. I drew a line and guided them where to paint black and then where to paint the green area.
How to Make Wisteria the Witch Step 3:
Once the children are finished painting, line the pieces up to dry. Notice all the spots that were not painted and the imperfections of the painting below from Emma and Noah. Sometimes this is hard for parents and grand parents to do, but LEAVE THE PROJECTS ALONE. Do not try and paint it evenly, or get the edges they missed. It is OK. It really is, this is their project. Those tiny little hands that made those tiny little imperfections is what makes the finished project so extra special.
How to Make Wisteria the Witch Step 4:
Now, it’s placement time, my favorite part of teaching children. I think it is so adorable to see little children concentrating so hard on making a craft. I feel knowing placement is a very valuable part of crafting. The children struggled with this in the beginning, and rightly so, they could not figure out where to put the eyes with a blank piece of black and green cardboard. So we found it best to place the nose down for them, then have them place the eyes.
How to Make Wisteria the Witch Step 5:
Last, we place the hat brim on so they would understand where the hat was, and the children placed the hair on. Then with a permanent marker we let the children make a “line” for a mouth.
I hope your little ones had a fun time created their little Halloween witch face.