Halloween Witch Faces on Paper Plates

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Halloween Witch Faces on Paper Plates
Use paper plates to make inexpensive witch decorations or masks. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

Witches are popular Halloween characters. Adults and children alike choose witch costumes, decorations and craft items to help celebrate this holiday. Witch faces are known for their long, pointed noses, warts, and green-coloured skin. Paper plates are not only an inexpensive item to use for crafting witch faces, but they also provide a sturdy, round base for witch face projects. Create a painted witch face, or glue on paper or craft foam features. Or, let the kids create their own scary witch face to wear as a mask.

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Things you need

  • Craft paints
  • Craft paintbrushes
  • Stapler
  • Raffia
  • Construction paper
  • Craft foam
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • String

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  1. 1

    Paint a base coat of green paint on one or both sides of a paper plate. Use thin layers of paint to keep the plate from buckling or tearing when too wet.

  2. 2

    Paint the outline of the witch's nose, with black paint, in the centre of one painted side of the plate. Paint a wart on the nose where desired.

  3. 3

    Paint the witch's eyes and mouth onto the plate. Use black paint to add more warts to the face, if desired.

  4. 4

    Staple or glue some raffia onto the top and sides of the witch's face for hair. Use black raffia or other Halloween colours as you wish for the hair.

  5. 5

    Cut a paper plate into quarters. Use one quartered piece for a witch's hat. Paint the hat as desired. Staple the hat onto the back of the top edge of the witch's face.

    Paper or Foam

  1. 1

    Trace a paper plate onto green construction paper or craft foam. Cut out the paper or foam circle.

  2. 2

    Glue the paper or foam circle onto one side of a paper plate. Staple around the edges to hold the paper or foam more securely on the plate.

  3. 3

    Cut a nose, eyes, mouth, warts and a witch's hat from paper or foam. Cut out a pointed chin, if desired.

  4. 4

    Glue the facial features onto the paper plate witch. Bend the nose outward so that it sticks out from the face. Staple a pointed hat to the top of the witch's head and a pointed chin to the bottom edge of the witch.

  5. 5

    Arrange raffia, paper or foam hair around the edges of the witch's face. Staple or glue the hair to hold securely in place.

Tips and warnings

  • Create a witch face on the rounded bottom side of a paper plate if it will be worn as a mask. Cut eye and mouth holes in a paper plate before creating the witch face, if you plan to use it as a mask.
  • Make sure children who are wearing a paper plate mask or carrying a paper plate witch do not come into close contact with a candle or any source of fire.

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