Make An Oatmeal Container Witch


You Will Need:

An oatmeal container

Green, black, white, brown, red, and yellow construction paper



A ruler

A tape measure - you may want to double check dimensions on your container


Step One - Take the top off your oatmeal container. Save it for later. Cut a rectangle from the green construction 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 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 for the arms. Roll the rectangles into tubes and glue the edges together. Flatten the tubes. Cut two hands out of green construction paper. 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. 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 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 for eyes, red construction paper for a mouth, and green construction paper for a nose.


Step Seven - Make a broom for the witch to hold. Cut a rectangle out of brown construction paper 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 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!


Some Notes - Very young children may need an adult to measure and cut out the parts to this project and then they can do the gluing and decorating.

Your witch can be used as a storage container or a gift package. If you cut a slot into the back of the witch, it could be used as a bank.

It might be fun to try making the witch with a different container, such as a potato chip canister. Your rectangle measurements will be different, of course.


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