Witches Hat

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By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.

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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.

Supplies

Directions

Paint your witches hat black.

Painting Witches Hat

Once the black paint dries, paint over the black paint with the purple glitter glue.

Purple Glitter Witch Hat

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.

String for witch hat

 Stick the needle into the top of the hat.

Threading Witch Hat

Remove the needle and tie a knot in the string (this will keep the string from being pulled out of the hat).

Knotting thread for Witch 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.

Spider for Witch Hat

And now you have a great Halloween centerpiece for your table.

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I am a work at home mother of two living just outside Kansas City, KS. I started crafting with my oldest daughter to spend more time with her and to get her to focus more. And I have to say it has been a great experience for us both. As a matter of fact I have created a craft monster since she tells me several times a week “Let’s do a project MOM!” My youngest is finally at an age where we can start crafting with her too, but then comes the challenge of coming up with something a toddler can do that a preschooler will enjoy also… oh the challenges of a crafting mom. I hope to inspire other parents to craft and create things with their kids.

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2 Responses
  1. Amanda Barton-Epple :

    Date: October 2, 2012 @ 9:53 AM

    Did you buy the cardboard hat or make it? I’m trying to make one and struggling a bit with getting it right. Any advice?

  2. Tracey Kite :

    Date: October 2, 2012 @ 11:34 AM

    I bought the hat. You might be able to make one but not sure how that will turn out. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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