Making a paper witch at Halloween is a fun craft for kids.
This paper witch is a simple craft for kids to practice their cutting, assembling and artistic skills.
Here, you'll find a free template for a paper witch, that you can save and print to cut out the necessary pattern pieces.
Plus you'll also find a free printable tutorial with step-by-step instructions.
Kids simply need to trace the pattern pieces, cut them out, and then use them to cut out different colored paper shapes.
Why not assemble your very own red haired Irish witch this Halloween?
We Irish love Halloween - we invented the holiday after all. So why not celebrate your Irish heritage with a little crafting fun this year.
Teachers may like this craft, since this little Irish witch makes a cute classroom decoration.
This craft can also be turned into a puppet by gluing your witch to a popsicle stick.
LIST OF SUPPLIES FOR MAKING A PAPER WITCH:
Here's what you'll need to make this cute little Irish witch. You can choose your own craft paper colors, but I love making a red haired witch.
- Colored craft papers
- Colored cardstock papers
- Craft glue
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CREATING A HOMEMADE PAPER WITCH:
First of all you need to cut out the paper pieces.
Here's a PDF template you can print.
Cut out the pattern pieces, then match them to the color papers you wish to use for creating your unique little witch.
Trace the template patterns on the selected papers and cut them out using scissors.
Supervise little ones when using scissors, just to be on the safe side, and always use safety scissors for elementary school projects.
Select cardstock papers for the dress, head and hair and craft papers for the rest of the patterns.
Trace the template patterns on the selected papers and cut them out nicely.
The template includes, head, arms, dress, stockings, shoes, hair, hat, hat-strap, broomstick patterns, a cat and a cauldron.
Cut slits along the yellow lines on 3 of the patterns from the template.
First make the hat and legs.
Insert the hat-strap through the slits of the small square cutout and then attach the strap on the hat pattern.
Attach the shoe cutouts on the narrow ends of the stocking cutouts.
Use a red sharpie to draw stripes on the stockings (or you can use any color you like.)
Insert the top side of the head cutout through the slit of the hair from below the slit.
Apply glue to attach the head and hair together, keeping the top side of the slit to the front side of the head.
Take the dress pattern and attach the arm cutouts on both sides of the dress cutouts, on the open ends of the sleeves.
Attach the stocking cutouts on the bottom side of the dress pattern.
Attach the head on the top side of the dress pattern, keeping the dress between the head and the hair patterns. Attach the hat on the top of the hair, by overlapping it slightly.
Use a sharpie to draw the face of the papercraft witch.
Similarly, trace, cutout and craft the cat and the cauldron patterns.
FREE PRINTABLE TUTORIAL SHEETS FOR A PAPER WITCH
I created a printable tutorial with step-by-step photos and instructions.
This may be helpful for older children who can read, and need to learn how to follow instructions.
You can find it here, or simply click on either of the pictures below to get to the printable file.
Here's what the first page looks like....
Plus here's the second page. It's all in the PDF file for saving and printing.
Please feel free to share these sheets with any teachers or home schooling parents you think might find this craft to be beneficial.
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Plus here are some other Halloween activities to help celebrate our Irish heritage with little ones.
Plus learn the importance of barmbrack at Halloween in Ireland.
Thanks for following my recipes, ramblings and crafts.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom