How to Make a Paper Broomstick

Updated April 17, 2017

Halloween is a time for scary monsters, witches' brews and trick-or-treating. If you are hosting a Halloween party or creating a witchy costume, a prop will surely add to your fun. Craft a homemade witches' broom to deck out your festive atmosphere or for a little witch to carry as she asks for treats. With items from around the house, you can make a lightweight witches' broom to use as a prop for October 31.

Paint your paper towel tubes in witch colours. Brown and black are good choices. More creative witches might personalise their brooms like a custom car. Think flames and decals. Use markers to make your broomstick unique.

Cut out two strips from the construction paper, about 2 inches long and 6 inches long. Tape the three painted tubes together with masking tape. Dot one end of a construction paper strip with glue and wrap it around the masking tape. Repeat this to cover each piece of masking tape.

Cut out a rectangle from the front of a brown paper bag to use as your broom's base. Continue to cut 5-inch-high slits into the bottom of the bag to act as bristles.

Decorate the bristles with 20 pieces of yellow yarn that also measure 5 inches in length. Draw lines with glue along the bristles, carefully laying the yellow yarn along each glue strip. Cut 5 pieces of brown yarn and glue across the top of the yellow yarn. This borders your broom bristles.

Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for the other side of your broom base.

Stick the handle of your broom between the two halves of the base. Secure it with staples. When all the glue is dried, your prop broom is ready to use.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 paper towel tubes
  • Construction paper
  • Yellow and brown yarn
  • 2 paper lunch bags
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Masking tape
  • Stapler
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Markers
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About the Author

Katelyn Coyne has been a freelance writer based out of Indianapolis since 2009. Her areas of expertise include theater, arts, music, dance, literature and popular culture. She has published work for the Indianapolis-based website and other online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in theater with a minor in English from Butler University.