It’s October, so go crazy with these witch crafts for Halloween! From paper plates to toilet paper rolls to cups, you can turn anything into a witch!
When I was a little kid, the word ‘witch’ was filled with negative connotations. Don’t blame me – all the fairy tales and stories I read were full of witches who were evil! However, as I got older and the world changed, the traditional evil witch got a makeover, and now think of witches as brave, smart, and loyal – just like Hermione from Harry Potter!
Fun fact: The word ‘witch’ is derived from the old English words ‘wiċċa’ and ‘wiċċe’, which mean male and female witches respectively. And here we were, thinking all witches were female!
Well, witches have certainly come a long way, from being burned at the stake to being celebrated in movies and tv shows. Since it’s October and the perfect time for it, let’s go ahead and have some whimsical fun with these wonderful witch crafts for Halloween!
20 Whimsical Witch Crafts for Halloween
One of my first encounters with a good witch was Sabrina, the teenage witch. She was a part of the Archie comic universe, and it was quite fun to read about her daily life! Sabrina has since been made into a movie and tv show, which is as popular as the original comic series. Watch the show this Halloween while you make this cute witch craft from Simple Everyday Mom!
No respectable witch worth her salt will be seen without her broomstick, and our Origami witches here are the same too! This project is truly a wonder of crafting, showing how simple folds can turn into a simple piece of paper into a whole new character!
Well, we saw stationary witches holding on to their brooms, and now I Heart Crafty Things brings us a witch who uses her broom to actually fly! We love how simple this project is, and yet so much fun for kids to play with on Halloween.
Nearly all of us have had to read Macbeth in high school, and none of us are going to forget the three witches in it! The witches weren’t exactly nice, and their prophecies could have been what led Macbeth to his ruin. Make your own trio of witches – albeit a much cuter version – with this project from Eighteen 25.
Just because you’re spending time making witch crafts for Halloween doesn’t mean that you should skip your reading! And we have just the thing to help you mark your place when you take a break – a cute little Popsicle stick witch bookmark! You’ll find other Halloween characters too, so go ahead and make the whole set!
There is one witch who is quite likely among the first witches we’ve read about – the Wicked Witch of the West from ‘The Wizard of Oz’. She was pretty mean, terrorizing everyone around her, and it was satisfying to see how she was defeated in the end! Kids Craft Room brings us some witches who are not at all like her, what with their quirky grins and dorky hair!
Some witches start out as the evil villain in the story, and then go on to become the main protagonist in their own story! Take Maleficent for example; she was just a side character in Sleeping Beauty, but ended up having her own movie and being played by Angelina Jolie! Well, maybe you can make a little show of your own with this cute little cast fromThe Best Ideas for Kids!
While not technically a witch craft, we think this shoebox diorama is a great addition to this list of witch crafts for Halloween! We’ve got a little sponge witch with a styrofoam ball head, as well as other props made of pipe cleaners, cardboard, and more!
In the past, people used to go to witches for help. They wanted a potion or some kind of talisman as a solution to their problems, and it is said that most of these were love-related – as in a potion to make one fall in love! Well, these paper witches from Krokotak certainly won’t have that power, but they’re cute enough for you to enjoy making them!
One of the most popular witch movies ever made was the 1993 movie, Hocus Pocus. It starred three main actors of the time, whose evil plans ended up with hilarious results! Catch the movie on Disney+ as you make these quirky witches from The Keeper of the Cheerios!
We have to feature a paper plate witch in our list of witch crafts for Halloween, and we’ve picked this one from Crafty Morning! This witch reminds us of Witch Hazel from Looney Tunes, whose plans were foiled by Bugs Bunny – when she didn’t mess them up herself!
We can’t help but be reminded of Hermione Granger when we look at this printable paper witch bookmark! The ‘mudblood’ who turned out to be one of the most talented pupils of Hogwarts became an icon for young girls, who learned that being smart, kind, and honest was far more important than being pretty and popular.
Have you ever seen a witch with a glowing nose? Well thanks to Non Toy Gifts, now you can! These witches remind us of the movie “Bewitched”, featuring a witch whose nose twitches whenever she is up to something!
14. Paper Bag Witch
The colors associated with witches are purple, green, and orange, besides black, as seen in this craft project by I Heart Crafty Things. Take Magica De Spell from Duck tales, for example. The Italian witch is always glamorously dressed, in a purple cape and purple eyeshadow – out to steal Scrooge McDuck’s treasure!
It is common to see witch crafts for Halloween, but in Sweden and Finland, Easter is the time for witches! That’s when kids dress up as witches and go from door to door for candy. Well, just goes on to prove that you don’t need to wait for a specific time of the year to make this fun witch craft from Krokotak!
We love how confused these witches from Glued to My Crafts look – it’s like they’re not sure what to do with their powers! The drama series ‘Charmed’ was based on a similar premise, where three witch sisters learn about their powers as they continue saving the world!
This witch from Fun Thrifty Mom looks all dressed up in her frilly dress and orange hair! When you think about it, witches must be awfully busy, right? They’ve got loads of stuff to learn about, need to practice their potions and spells, while also killing evil demons. So where do they get the time for it all, while also appearing like normal members of society? Well, if you’re among the Wizards of Waverly Place, you’d use your time after school to do it!
Witches have been featured in art for a long time. Although more recent depictions of witches show them as shapeless and with warts, earlier works of art often show them as beautiful women. Now you can create your own kind of witch-art, using recycled materials like newspaper, as shown in Arty Crafty Kids.
19. Witch Paper Doll
The Marvel universe also has its own witch, the Scarlet Witch. Like other superheroes, she gets her powers from a science experiment, but her powers are quite unique, including telepathy, telekinesis, and energy manipulation. Those are some big words, and you can learn what they are as you make this pretty witch from Big Family Blessings.
Anyone who’s read the Chronicles of Narnia series will be familiar with The White Witch, Jadis. She’s cold both physically and metaphorically and ends up freezing Narnia and everything in it. Well, if you want to know whether it’s going to get cold and windy in your area, it’s a good idea to make this wind catcher from Kids Craft Room!
We hope these witch crafts for Halloween will keep you engaged throughout the season and also give you an insight into witches and their depiction in society. They’re quite fascinating to learn about, and you can go and impress your friends with all your new found knowledge!