How to Make a Paper Broomstick

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How to Make a Paper Broomstick
Every witch needs a broomstick. (halloween witch image by Sirena Designs from Fotolia.com)

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.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you 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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Instructions

  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

    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.

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