|Here's a good close up of the faces, we used wiggly eyes this year, and added 2 rice for teeth to the red marker smile....|
Buy a bag of small apples, peel and dip in lemon juice. Push a clove into heads for each eye (OR add wiggly eyes after they are dried). After a week poke a 1 inch piece of toothpick for the nose. Also push in a popsicle stick into the bottom of the head when it is kinda mushy and partially dried out. Dry under a desk lamp on paper towels or marinating tray for 2 1/2 to 3 weeks, rolling them over every day.
|We had 3 colors of hair, rings, chenille stems and lots of different necklaces and fabrics....|
|Gavin and Peter's witches....|
|Morgan and her mom's witches and Matt's witch.....|
|Our newest student Zach liked doing witches too!|
|Saige and Nova....The kids LOVED MAKING THEM!|
|They couldn't wait to get their pictures taken with them...here's Ty's and Brynlin's witches....|
Then my lovely parents donated Halloween fabric. We need 1 square foot per student. Make a 1/2 inch slit in the middle of the square foot and place the popsicle stick & head through it. Then secure around the "neck" slit by winding the chenille stem around the stick AND neck fabric twice. Put a spider ring or bat ring on one of the arms made from the chenille stem.
|Get a variety of 1 foot squares of Halloween Fabric....then let the kids choose theirs.|
|Cut a 1/2 inch square slit right in the middle.|
|Popsicle stick head slides right down into the slit in the fabric...then wrap a chenille stem around twice.|
Notice my cute spider ring?
|The broom is from 1/3 of a wooden skewer with black crepe paper layered and snipped|
on the bottom and then tied around the skewer with black yarn. Raffia works great too.
|Mrs. Kenner helping us with our witches...THANKS SO MUCH!|
|Here were the 2 shapes cut from black felt, cone and circle...roughly 4 inches each.|
|Put a strip of hot glue down one of the 90 degree sides, then roll a cone...|
|Then glue the cone to the circle....It was pretty quick...I added a skinny triangle of material |
to tops for a bow, topped with a yarn bow.
|The black crepe paper was 2 1/2 inch squares layered, snipped & wrapped & tied on skewer pieces|
|Or you could use pieces of raffia 4 of the 5 inch pieces folded in half and tied on skewers....|
|Here I am tying the yarn around the crepe paper layers...|
|You can tell the kids are very proud of their witches!|
|They all look a little different with hair color and material all chosen by the kids....|
|They also chose their arm color and "spider ring" colors and made their own necklaces out of |
Oriental Trading Halloween beads Link HERE to see and orange pony beads on string.
|I think the most popular hair color was green yarn, but they chose from purple and yellow too....|
also the necklaces all turned out different...
|I think these Allie and Emma tried to make twin witch dolls? Don't you think they succeeded?|
|Probably the 3 most different looking apple head witch dolls in the class!|
|Here's how I did the hair...wrapping around my hand, then tie in the middle, then clip the round ends|
& attach to top of apple with glue gun. Then hat over that....
|I think this one was my favorite.apple head witch doll......so WITCHY LOOKING with those rice teeth!|
|Fun Witch Books to get us thinking about our puppet shows we are writing....Characters, Settings, Problems and Solutions...|
|More Witchy Literature books....and Here's my sample witches, past and present....|