Witch/Wizard's Outfit

Making the Cape

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Witch

You Will Need:

  • 2 Large Sheets of black sugar paper
  • PVA Glue
  • Pencil
  • Silver and gold fabric paint

Instructions

  1. Measure a length of fabric from the child's neck, over one shoulder to the floor and double.
  2. Fold it in half and mark the centre point for the back of the neck.
  3. Measure and mark 7.5cm (3in) either side of the centre point.
  4. Cut 4cm (1.5in) wide strips from the outer edges to the start of the neck to make the ties.
  5. If the fabric frays badly, turn in the raw edge and sew or glue in place.
  6. Lay out fabric and cut a curved edge before cutting a zigzag line right around.
  7. Glue on stars cut from holographic card or sticky vinyl.
  8. Paint on star motif using gold or silver fabric/tulip paint.

Making the Hat

  1. Make a cone using one sheet of paper and glue the edges together.
  2. Use the second sheet to make the brim.
  3. The centre cone should sit snugly onto the head, the brim can be as wide as the paper will allow.
  4. Slip the brim over the cone and draw a pencil line where they touch.
  5. Remove the brim and trim the cone to 2cm from the line.
  6. Snip to the pencil line at 1cm intervals right around.
  7. Fold tabs up towards the tip of the cone and cover with glue or double sided tape on the right side.
  8. Slip the brim over the cone, press tabs against underside of the brim to stick.
  9. Decorate the hat with gold or silver stars.

Hair

Witch/Wizard Hair

You will need:

  • Masking Tape
  • Sellotape
  • Tissue paper or use a scrap alternative masking paper
  • Carpet fibre or wool scissors
  1. Open sheets of tissue paper out flat.
  2. Place side by side and join together with masking tape.
  3. Make vertical cuts at 2cm intervals to form the strands of hair, or use scrap materials such as carpet fibre wool or masking paper.
  4. Trim to the desired length before attaching to the inside of the hat.

Nose

You will need:

Witch/Wizard Hair
  • Section of egg box
  • Newspaper
  • Masking Tape
  • Green ready mixed paint
  • Elastic
  1. Scrunch up newspaper into a small bundle and secure it to the egg section with masking tape forming a crooked nose shape.
  2. Cover with masking tape and paint green.
  3. Make two holes either side of the nose and thread with elastic.

Spider

You will need:

  • Egg box
  • Black ready mixed paint
  • Pipe cleaners
  1. Cut the egg cartons into individual sections and paint them black. Use one section for each spider.
  2. Fold pipe cleaners in half and glue or tape to each section to make the legs.
  3. Attach to the hat with a black thread.

Moustache

You will need:

Witch/Wizard Moustache
  • Wadding or carpet fibre
  • Glue
  • Card
  • Tape
  • Elastic
  1. Apply glue to light card in the shape of a moustache and stick on wadding or carpet fibre, twisting it into a point at each end.
  2. Secure a length of elastic to the back of the moustache long enough to fit comfortably round a child's head.

Fingernails

You will need:

  • Scraps of black sugar paper or sticky vinyl
  • Tape
  1. Cut 10 nails from sugar paper or vinyl.
  2. Wrap the nail around each finger and secure with sticky tape.
  3. When using vinyl, clear the backing off just the area needed to attach the nail.

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