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Halloween Witch Bucket Craft for Kids

Every trick or treater needs a spooky Halloween bucket to hold all their goodies! This easy Halloween craft puts a fun spin on the traditional buckets.

With Halloween approaching, costumes, yummy goodies and spooky decorations are on the minds of kids everywhere. What better way to get ready for the spookiest day of the year than with a fun, easy Halloween craft to create a bewitching Halloween bucket to hold all those goodies year after year.

The supplies for this Halloween kids craft are simple. All that is needed is a small, clean bucket found around the house and a few crafting supplies. Gallon paint buckets, sand buckets, pails, old Halloween buckets, candy or cookie tubs or any type of small bucket with a handle works great. If it has a lid, that’s even better because it prevents the goodies from scattering as the kids run from house to house while trick or treating! Just make sure the bucket is completely clean, inside and out.

Halloween Witch Bucket Supplies

  • Pencil
  • 3 sheets of black construction paper
  • 1 sheet of green construction paper
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • Markers

Halloween Witch Bucket Instructions

  1. The bucket will have four sides. One side will be decorated as the witch’s face and the other three sides will be covered in messy witch hair. Use a pencil to create a small mark between each of the four sides to keep the witch as centered as possible. Position the bucket with the side you want to be the witch’s face turned toward you.
  2. Cover the side of the bucket that is going to be the witch’s face in green construction paper from top to bottom. Use the scissors to cut off any excess and glue the paper into place. Parent supervision is strongly suggested when working with scissors and glue. The witch’s icky green face must dry completely before adding any details.
  3. Cover the other three sides in black construction paper. This can usually be completed with two sheets of construction paper. Cut off any excess and glue into place.
  4. Cut the remaining sheet of black construction paper into long strips, about one half of an inch thick and several inches long. This is the witch’s hair.
  5. Glue the black strips all over the black construction paper which was previously glued to the bucket. Arrange the hair in a sporadic, messy fashion. Bend some of the strips in half and only glue the top half down. This will give the bucket a true witch hairstyle. Witches don’t have time for hair brushes!
  6. Add eyes, a nose and a mouth to the green construction paper. Get creative; don’t forget the nose’s wart!

If your Halloween bucket has a lid, here is an extra step to give it complete witch look. Cover the top, visible part of the lip with black construction paper, glue it down and cut off the excess. With another piece of black construction paper, create a cone shape and glue the edge together. Let the cone completely dry. Once dry, use the scissors to cut a small slit on each side of the bottom of the cone. Fold the bottom edge out, creating two flaps. Glue these flaps into place on the bucket’s lid to create a witches hat.

Parents and kids will love creating this Halloween bucket together. It can be used year after year or you can create a new Halloween character bucket each year to hold all of those Halloween treats.

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