Friday, September 2, 2011

Make An Oatmeal Container Witch

Here's a naughty but nice witch to cast a spell when the kids come knocking on Halloween.

You Will Need:
An oatmeal container
Green, black, white, brown, red, and yellow foam or construction paper (It will last longer with the foam)
A ruler
A tape measure

Take the top off your oatmeal container. Save it for later. Cut a rectangle from the green construction/foam paper 13 inches long and 2 and 1/4 inches wide. Glue this around the top of the oatmeal container. Be sparing with the glue. Cut another rectangle from black construction paper/foam 13 inches long and 4 and 1/2 inches wide for the dress. Glue this around the bottom of the oatmeal container.

Step Two - Cut two rectangles 4 inches long and 3 inches wide out of the black construction paper/foam for the arms. Roll the rectangles into tubes and glue the edges together. Flatten the tubes. Cut two hands out of green construction paper/foam. Glue the hands to the arms. Glue the arms to the witch.

Step Three - Use the top of the oatmeal container to draw two circle on some black construction paper/foam. Make the 2 circles about a 1/2 inch wider than the top of the oatmeal container.

Step Four - Put the lid back on the container. (If you have an cardboard oatmeal lid with an edge, you will want to cover the edge with a thin strip of black construction paper/foam before putting it back on the container. If you have a plastic lid, just leave it as is.)

Step Five - Glue one of the black circles to the top of the container. Cut the other circle in half. Form a cone and glue the edges together to make the pointed part of the hat. Glue the cone in place.

Step Six - Make a face for your witch using the white construction paper/foam for eyes, red construction paper/foam for a mouth, and green construction paper/foam for a nose.

Step Seven - Make a broom for the witch to hold. Cut a rectangle out of brown construction paper/foam 5 inches long and about 3/4 inch wide. Roll into a tube and glue the edges together. Cut a second rectangle from yellow construction paper/foam 3 inches long and 1 and 1/2 inches wide. Roll the yellow rectangle into a tight tube and glue inside the brown tube. Let dry. Cut the yellow paper into thin strips to look like broom straws. Glue the broom into the witches hand. Enjoy your witch!

Books related to our topic--

"The 47 cats that witch Wittilda has taken in and cares for are down to their last dried rat! Wittilda goes job hunting and becomes a pizza delivery person with the added edge of swift broom locomotion. She loves her job but the competition is fierce. She gets in a bind when she has to choose between her kind hearted ways and her job. This is such a fun book with super illustrations. There's loads of humour, bright colors, and clever little details to search for, hidden among the hubbub on each page. Wittilda will win your heart"~ Reviewed by Terry

"I bought this book in a book store for my 5 years daughter. I just grabbed it last second without looking beyond the cover so she will not be upset that her 3.5 years old brother got something and she did not. She liked the cover and the name of the book. And I liked the price in addition to that.
We read the book as soon as we got home and what a hit it was with me and both my children. The first day I had to read it 3 times, for about a month after that I was reading it every night. Now we are in the second month and even while there is a `witch free' night once in a while, I am still reading it almost every day to either son or daughter or both.
Another important point for me is that I enjoy reading the book too. 

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