What do you do with your kids’ crafts once they are done creating? Do you take pictures and save the best? Or do you toss them shortly after kids lost interest? This paper cup witch craft won’t end in the recycling bin too soon. Make several witches and use them as Halloween lights in front of the house or as a Halloween centerpiece.
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This paper cup witch craft has been inspired by these cute tea light witches. But finding green tea lights isn’t an easy job. Because I wasn’t planning on going on a green tea light hunt at all the craft stores, I decided to use regular tea light candles and paper cups that we painted green.
If you’re crafting with toddlers or if you just want to skip the painting part, you can start with green paper cups. Waiting for paint to dry can be frustrating sometimes. Besides, we used two coats of paint for our witches and this means double the frustration. Green paper crafts is a great alternative also if you plan on making this craft with the classroom.
Paper cup witch craft for Halloween
- white paper cups or green paper cups
- green craft paint and paintbrush (if you’re using white paper cups)
- flameless tea light candles
- black and golden sparkly card stock
- orange construction paper
- black marker
- multi color googly eyes
How to make a paper cup witch
If you’re using white paper cups, start by painting them green. We applied two coats of paint and waited between the two for the paint to dry.
Once the paint has dried completely use a pencil to poke a little hole in the middle of the cup. If you’re using green paper cups, you can skip directly to this step.
Slide the “flame” of the tea light candle through the hole from the inside. Our witch has a nose now.
Draw a hat on the black card stock and cut it out. Add the golden sparkly detail to the hat.
Cut a few thin strips of orange construction paper and glue them to the inside of the black hat. This will be the witch’s hair.
Glue the hat to the top of the paper cup. The googly eyes will go right under the hat.
Use a black marker to draw the mouth.