By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.
We sure are getting a head start on Halloween this year. Our house is starting to become very festive. But it is not enough yet, there are still places you can look in the house that do not have some kind of Halloween decoration, so we have been busy making fun crafts to fill those spaces. And the other day we made this adorable Witches Hat to put on one of our little end tables. But I think this is going to be the center piece for our Halloween party this year. It turned out great and would make a perfect centerpiece to any table.
Unfortunately this hat is not designed to be worn, it is just too small and sturdy to be anything other than decoration, but that did not stop my kids from trying to wear it several times. The good news is these are made pretty strong, and it held up just fine to the torture it was put through. Now that my girls have found that it is not a good toy, they pretty much leave it alone and we all can enjoy the hard work the girls put into making it. I just love seeing how proud they are when they make something.
I will warn you all though, that if you have a little one and you have them help you paint, be ready for a bath. This was the first painting project that my little one (she is 18mo) has helped us with. Although she had a blast painting she was covered in paint by the end (okay maybe not covered, but there was quite a bit of paint on her). But I just put her in the bath (which she was thrilled with) and cleaned her right up. It was worth the little bit of mess because she really did have so much fun painting with her big sister. So I think she will be doing more painting projects with us in the future too.
- Cardboard Witches Hat
- Black Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Purple Glitter Glue
- Plastic Spider
- Black String
- Sewing Needle
Paint your witches hat black.
Once the black paint dries, paint over the black paint with the purple glitter glue.
Before the glitter glue dries apply your ribbon to the base of the hat. You may need to cut the ribbon into sections to have it go around the hat.
Wait for the glue to dry (or mostly dry) then thread your needle with your black string.
Stick the needle into the top of the hat.
Remove the needle and tie a knot in the string (this will keep the string from being pulled out of the hat).
For the end on the outside of the hat tie the string to a plastic spider.
You can use black but I liked the look of the white one better.
And now you have a great Halloween centerpiece for your table.