Craft Pumpkin Witch

Create this spooky craft pumpkin witch to dress up your home in a fun Halloween theme!

Uses Recycled Items: No

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  • Americana® Acrylic Paints- Snow (Titanium) White, Lamp (Ebony) Black, Lavender, Festive Green, Cirton Green, Tuscan Red and Sour Apple
  • Dazzling Metallics® Shimmering Silver
  • DecoArt® MagiKote™ Surface Coating
  • Craft Pumpkin, Medium
  • Paintbrushes- 1.9cm (3/4") Flat, #10 Flat, #4 Round and Fan Brush
  • Water Container
  • Palette (Or Plastic Plate)
  • Paper Towels
  • Low Heat Glue Gun (or Quick Dry Craft Glue)
  • Scissors
  • Creative Versa-Tool™ (optional)
  • Hand Saw
  • Craft Knife
  • Creatology™ Chenille Stems- Black
  • Creatology™ Foil Chenille Stems- Silver
  • Styrofoam® Balls, Medium (1) and Large (1)
  • Creatology™ Foam Sheets - Green and Black
  • Toothpicks
  • Painter's Tape
  • Wood Dowels, 0.9cm x 91cm (3/8"x36") and 1.5cm x 91cm (5/8"x36")
  • String (or Yarn)- Black
  • Grosgrain Ribbon- Lavender
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Witch Head

Step 1
Use craft knife to cut out nose and chin shapes from Styrofoam®. Position and secure pieces on large Styrofoam® ball with toothpicks and glue.

Step 2
Use fan brush to apply MagiKote™ to entire head. Let dry. Sand and repeat.

Step 3
Use 1.9cm (3/4") flat brush to paint head Sour Apple.

Step 4
Use #4 round brush and Lamp Black to paint eyes looking down, eyelids, eyebrows, nostrils and smile.

Step 5
Use same brush with Snow White to fill in eyes and teeth and then use Lavender for eye colour and mole.

Step 6
Cut chenille stems into hair lengths of choice, stick into head, and bend to mess up hair.

Step 7
Use scissors to cut black fun foam into 30cm (12") circle. Use second piece of fun foam to form cone. Staple cone together and glue cone to circle then hat to head. Add ribbon and bow, securing with glue.


Step 1
Use Creative Versa-Tool™ or craft knife to cut scalloped edge approximately 1/4 from bottom of medium pumpkin. Retain removed pumpkin piece for another use.

Step 2
Use 1.9cm (3/4") flat brush to paint pumpkin Lavender.

Step 3
Fill body with pieces of Styrofoam® and secure with glue.

Step 4
Cut circle of black foam to fit inside pumpkin. Position and secure with glue.

Step 5
Use saw to cut arm dowels in half. Use #10 flat brush to paint Sour Apple.

Step 6
Use pencil to draw hands on green fun foam; cut out with scissors. (If you don't have correct colour of green foam, use #10 flat brush to paint foam Sour Apple.) Position and adhere to arms.

Legs & Feet

Step 1
Use saw to cut dowel in half. Use painter's tape to tape off stripes 2.5cm (1") apart on both dowels.

Step 2
Use #10 flat brush and Lavender for stripes. Remove tape and paint remaining stripes Sour Apple. Stick legs into body evenly. Secure with glue.

Step 3
Cut pointy witch shoes from Styrofoam® sheet. Shape shoes, including small square on top for buckle. Use fan brush to apply MagiKote™. Let dry. Sand and repeat. Paint shoes Lamp Black with 1.9cm (3/4") flat brush. Brush Shimmering Silver over buckles. Push leg dowels down through top of shoes and secure with glue.


Step 1
Use #10 flat brush and Lamp Black to paint Styrofoam® ball spider. Use #4 round brush and Snow White to add eyes and outline mouth. Use brush handle end dipped in Lamp Black to dot on eyes. Paint tongue Tuscan Red.

Step 2
Use scissors to cut chenille stems for legs and stick in sides of body. Bend in middle and at ends.

Step 3
Push silver chenille stem end into spider's back. Secure with glue. Bend stem in several places. Make loop around opposite end of stem and wrap around witch's hand.


Allow to dry between steps.