If you ask me, simple paper projects are like the building blocks of the crafting world. Sure, cut and paste based projects are easy, but that’s part of their appeal, especially if you’re still teaching your kids DIY techniques! That’s the phase I’m in with my little ones right now, and I’m always on the lookout for relevantly themed things to keep their interest, so we’re all about Halloween crafts right now. In reading about DIY paper cone projects, I wasn’t sure I’d ever seen a witch themed one but I know that my kids are currently totally obsessed with witches, so I decided to make my own tutorial to fill the gap!
If you’d like to learn how to make a simple paper cone witch too, check these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’re the kind of crafter who prefers to follow video tutorials, then keep scrolling and you’ll find one at the end of this post.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Construction paper (black, cream, and purple)
- Orange yarn
- Black pipe cleaner
- Felt tip pens (black, green, and red)
- A glue gun
Gather you supplies!
Start your witch’s hair by taking the end of your yarn and pinching it between your thumb and the base of your middle finger on the inside of your hand. Wind the yarn around and around the ditch of all for of your fingers several times, depending how much hair you want to give your witch.
Slide your wound yarn off the ends of your fingers and pinch it in the middle to keep it from unraveling. Cut a short length of yarn from the spare that you have left over and tie it around the middle of the wrapped bundle. I double knotted mine to make sure it was really tight and wouldn’t come undone.
Use your scissors to cut the loops on each end of the yarn bundle you’ve just tied so you have fringy ends instead of rounded ones. You don’t need to trim the excess ends of the yarn you tied in the centre if they blend in with the rest! This will be your witch’s hair. Set it aside for now.