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Paper Plate Witch Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Once summer begins to wind down, we begin thinking up new kids’ crafts that are perfect for Halloween!

We love paper plate crafts that are fun and this paper plate witch craft for kids certainly fits that criteria.

It’s a fun way to combine painting and crafting into a simple holiday project. Make it with preschoolers, kindergarten, and elementary children.

We’re giving you a free printable template so it’s easy to recreate at home or at school.

Watch our quick video tutorial to see the steps and get craftin’ on your own cute witch.

Also, check out all of our easy Halloween crafts for kids for even more ideas!

Witch Craft For Kids

collage of paper plate witch craft images with the words paper plate witch in the middle

Supplies

  • Paper plates
  • Green paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Witch template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.

Directions

Download the witch template, print, and cut out the pieces.

hands holding witch craft template

Begin by painting the paper plate with a thin coat of paint and let it dry completely.

hands painting paper plate green

Place the witch face template on the dry paper plate, trace, and cut out. Set aside for later.

hands tracing witch head template onto paper plate

Make the witch’s hat by gluing the hat band in the middle of the hat, then trim off the excess paper that hangs over it.

hands gluing hat bat to witch hat

Glue the witch’s hair to the back of the witch’s hat, one piece on each side.

hands gluing orange hair to witch hat

Take the hat and hair combo and glue it to the top of the witch’s head you set aside earlier.

Glue the eyes an inch or so below the hat, in the middle of the face.

hands gluing eyes to witch face

Use the black marker to draw on eyebrows, a small nose, and a big smile!

hands drawing on nose and mouth on paper plate witch

This paper plate craft is perfect for Halloween classroom party craft or for storytime.

You can make it even simpler by using green paper plates. This way you skip the painting and go straight to the crafting part.

Want some more fun and educational Halloween printables for your kids? We’ve got you covered! Our Halloween printables bundle has a little bit of everything – from color by number pages to pattern block mats & more. Your kids will have a blast practicing their fine motor skills, counting, letter recognition, and more. It’s packed with 77 pages of fun so there’s lots of variety and learning potential. Your kids will never get bored!

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Halloween Unit For Kids

Want to create a Halloween study unit around this witch craft? If so, keep reading below for our favorite ideas.

Reading to children helps them learn and it also improves their reading skills. It can also inspire creativity and promote positive emotions. Because of this, we always recommend starting a new unit with books!

Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.

Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.

5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5-minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.

Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!

light green and purple haired paper plate witch

Halloween Crafts For Kids

Crafting is valuable for children to do because it helps with their fine motor skills and allows them to use their hand-eye coordination. They also learn how to follow directions and they can express themselves through their imagination. With all the many benefits and since kids love it, why not add in more crafts?!

Here are some of our favorite Halloween crafts your kids should try this October:

Zombie Popsicle Stick Craft – This zombie craft is perfect for getting the kids creative this Halloween! All they need is some paint, scissors, glue, and a few other supplies and they’ll be ready to make their own little monsters.

Candy Corn Headband Craft – These little candy corn headbands are the perfect way for your kids to explore their creativity! And they’re so cute, everyone will want one. But don’t worry, they’re very easy to make. Just gather up some paper, scissors, and glue, and your kids are ready to go!

Halloween crafts for kids image collage

Paper Plate Frankenstein Craft – We’re always trying to make crafts that are easy and fun for kids, and this Frankenstein craft is both! It’s a fantastic project for younger kids who want to make something cool for Halloween. Plus, it’s so easy that even the most reluctant crafter can’t say no.

Bat Tissue Paper Craft – If your kiddo is getting a little antsy cooped up indoors, this bat craft is the perfect activity to help fine-tune their motor skills and get their creative juices flowing.

Kids’ Halloween Activities

These Halloween do a dot printables are full of cute characters like pumpkins, bats, ghosts, and more. They’re great for both home use as well as classroom activities and help kids with fine motor skills, letter recognition, number recognition, and counting.

We know these free Halloween coloring pages will help make your life easier because all you have to do is print out these fun sheets and let your little ones color in their favorite characters before heading off trick-or-treating on October 31st!

These Halloween pattern block mats are a great way for your child to get in some learning while having fun. Download, print, and grab your pattern blocks and let your kids begin.

dark green and orange haired paper plate witch

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Snap a picture of your finished craft and share it with us by posting it to our Facebook page wall or emailing us.

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Paper Plate Witch Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how simple it is to make this paper plate witch craft with the kids this Halloween!

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Green paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Witch template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the witch template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Begin by painting the paper plate in a thin coat of paint and let it dry completely.
  3. Place the witch face template on the dry paper plate, trace and cut out. Set aside for later.
  4. Make the witch's hat by gluing the hat band in the middle of the hat, then trim off the excess paper that hangs over.
  5. Glue the witch's hair to the back of the witch's hat, one piece on each side.
  6. Take the hat and hair combo and glue it to the top of the witch's head you set aside earlier.
  7. Glue the eyes an inch or so below the hat, in the middle of the face.
  8. Use the black marker to draw on eyebrows, a small nose and a big smile!

Did you make this craft?

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Erin

Monday 21st of September 2020

These crafts are fantastic for my students!

Sam T

Monday 21st of September 2020

Yay, so glad to hear that!

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