DLTK's Crafts for Kids
witch candy holder craft
Witch Candy Holder Craft

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

This craft can be made with the head only or the head and body.  I like the whole thing, but if you're looking for a smaller project, just do the head.  Older children can try their hand at painting the face onto the pot, but if they're nervous about it (or if they try it and it doesn't work out) I've provided a template face you can just glue on the front of the pot.

I used 4 1/2 inch (diameter) terra cotta pots and my witch is about 1 foot tall -- she's a candy dish in my living room (just lift the hat for a treat).

BUT, you can use any size pots you want -- if you have big outdoor plastic or terra cotta pots you can end up with a treat holder that's the size of a child!  You'll need to use black poster board instead of construction paper to make a hat big enough for a large version.  A child sized version would be such a neat treat holder for the trick or treaters that come to your door!


witch craftInstructions:

  • NOTE:  I only had to use one coat of paint
  • paint the first pot (the head) all black on the rim (this is the hair).  Paint 1/2 of the rest of the pot black
    • look at the unpainted part -- this will be the face.  You want most of it to be green (face color) and just the edges of it to be black (the hair)
    • look at the photo for guidance.

Make the Hat

Make the Arms  (if you're only doing the head, skip these steps)

Make the Face:

witch candy holder craftAssemble the Witch:

Nervous about painting?

Craft Templates:

Optional Template   (color)   or   (B&W)


Printable version of these instructions