17 October 2011

Egg Carton Witch Tutorial for the Kiddos

When my oldest daughter was in preschool, she made the cutest little witch.  Last year when my little boy was in homeschool preschool, we made my version of this craft.  I thought you all might like to make one with a little one in your life, so here's a quick tutorial and template.

Step one.  Gather your materials.  You'll need:

  • Egg Carton
  • Scrapbooking paper in black, orange, and green.
  • Purple scrap of fabric
  • Yellow string/ twine
  • Red hot candies
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors for paper, pinking shears for fabric, and
  • Template (download yours HERE.)

  • Step two.  Make the witch's face.  Cut out the egg carton so you have four cups with a spine in the middle for a nose.  Glue one red hot candy into two of the cups to create eyes.  Glue a few strands of twine to make some straggly locks of hair onto the sides of the egg carton.

    Step three.  Cut out the template pieces.  Trace the dress shape onto the purple fabric scrap and cut it out.  I recommend using pinking shears because the edges will not fray much.  Glue the dress to the bottom of the egg carton.

    Step four.  Trace the hat and boots shapes onto black paper and cut the shapes out.

     Repeat with orange paper for the arms and legs, green paper for the hands.  

    Step five.  Glue the hands to the arms, and the legs to the boots.  Glue the arms and legs/boots to the underside of the witch's dress.  She should look something like this:

    To facilitate a happy crafting experience with preschoolers, I suggest having all the parts pre-cut before you invite your child to work with you.  Let them apply glue and assemble the witch.  If you want things to go really fast, you could use hot glue to assemble your witch.  Please only use low-temp glue with small kids.  

    My little ones loved making these with me last year.  I hope it's a fun activity to share with your family.

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    10 happy thoughts:

    Melissa said...

    she is very winsome

    KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

    So, so clever using the egg carton as a face and those boots!!! perfect.

    Marjorie said...


    Michele Pacey said...

    way to go Chris, your egg carton witches are so much fun! looks like the halloween spirit is alive and well at your house!

    Happy Homemaker UK said...

    So clever! What a cute little witch :)

    Design Esquire said...

    You are so talented! I love it, and I'm forward this link on to my friends with kids. It's just a perfect little project.

    Sarah said...

    Love this! I am so doing this with my kids. Thanks for sharing!

    Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

    This is so cute! Great job :)


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    Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

    These are so cute!!! I love her :) She's not spooky, which is great for a witch for little ones. Great job, Chris!

    Rachel Sue said...

    This is such a fun idea! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks so much!

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