28 Fun Halloween Crafts


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Wizard Tools
Prepare a magical ride.
Prepare a magical ride.

Abracadabra, Alakazaam! Kids can whip up some magic with these whimsical wands and brooms in hand!

Magic Wand

What You'll Need

  • Cardboard tube from dry-cleaning hanger
  • Ruler
  • Craft knife
  • 1-inch painter's tape
  • Acrylic paint: lilac, dark purple
  • Paintbrush
  • Clear glue
  • Ultrafine silver glitter
  • Paper
  • Metallic silver permanent marker
  • Paint pens or permanent markers:assorted colors
  • Spray sealer
  • Assorted eyelash and sparkle yarns
  • Scissors
  • Assorted trinkets: beads, buttons, charms, plastic spiders, etc.
  • Hot glue gun, glue sticks

Step 1: Carefully remove tube from wire hanger, making sure tube doesn't bend. Use craft knife to cut tube to 12 inches.

Step 2: Place painter's tape around 1 end at tip, and paint tube lilac; let dry. Remove tape. Paint unpainted edge with glue, and add glitter. Let dry.

Step 3: Download these wizard tools and cut out inside of letters to create a stencil. Place stencil on wand, and paint on words using dark purple. Add stars and other designs as desired, using paint pens or markers. Let dry. Highlight sides of letters with paint pen. Let dry. Spray with sealer.

Step 4: Cut 4 varying lengths of yarn, and glue on beads, buttons, charms, etc. Tie all 4 yarn pieces together at 1 end in a knot, and place knot in wand end opposite glittered end. Glue yarn ends in place. Let dry.

Tassles are a must on any proper magical wand.
Tassles are a must on any proper magical wand.

Bedazzled Broom

What You'll Need

  • Corn broom with wood handle
  • Saw (power, jig, or hack)
  • Sandpaper
  • Drill
  • Acrylic paint: black, silver
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paint pens
  • Assorted ribbons and yarns
  • Assorted trinkets: beads, buttons, charms, plastic spiders, etc.
  • Hot glue gun, glue sticks

Step 1: Shorten broomstick to about 30 inches long with saw. Round rough edge with sandpaper. Drill a hole 1 inch down from top end.

Step 2: Paint broomstick; let dry. Repeat if needed for full coverage. Download Wizard Tools pattern from the wand. Place stencil on handle, and paint words onto handle with silver paint. Paint other designs, such as stars and polka dots, using contrasting colors; let dry.

It's important to have the correct magical spell on your broom, or you may never take off.
It's important to have the correct magical spell on your broom, or you may never take off.

Step 3: Cut varying lengths of ribbons and yarns. Tie ribbons and yarns through hole made in step 1. Glue charms and decorations to broom and to ribbons and yarns.

Any proper wizard will need a messenger owl. Go to the next page to learn how to make one.

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