- 24 pieces of black yarn, each about 15 inches long
- 8 tamale wrappers or dried corn husks (sold in grocery stores) soaked in warm water for at least
- 3 (12-inch) pipe cleaners
- 1 (6-inch-long) stick
Gather the yarn pieces together and knot in 1 end.
Remove excess water from husks and stack 4 together. Lay the knotted yarn on the husks, with the knot at the narrow end.
Roll the husks around the knot and secure tightly with 1/2 a pipe cleaner.
Carefully fold the husks down over the knot to form the witches head.(If husks have not been soaked long enough, they will split and crack.)
Wrap 1/2 pipe cleaner around the husks to form the neck.
To make pose-able arms, roll a pipe cleaner up lengthwise in a husk. Use short pieces of pipe cleaner at each wrist to prevent the husk from unrolling.
Sandwich the "arms" by sliding it up into place between the layers of husks.
Using 1/2 a Pipe cleaner, cinch just below the arms to form a waist
Using 1/2 a Pipe cleaner, cinch just below the arms to form a waist on your witch.
To create a hat, cut 2- 5" circles from corn husks. Cut 1 circle in half and curl it to form a cone shape. Cut a 1 1/2 inch Asterisk and carefully place down over the cone.
To create a broom, fringe the bottom of a husk and then cut it 1/2 inch above the fringe. Place a stick on one end and roll it up, securing with a small piece of pipe cleaner.
Add ribbon to her waist for additional color if you like. To give her a look of wearing an apron, simply trim the top layer of husk.
She will last for many years to come.