Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
Paint, FloraCraft® Foam Head, Cardboard Witch Hat, Fake Eyelashes, Black Wig
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It’s that time of month again the Make It Fun Crafts Team challenge!! This month our theme was Fall/Halloween. They sent us a box of foam heads, a skull and some pumpkins.
This challenge was a hard one for me because I loved everything in the box. I didn’t know if I wanted to go with a Halloween project or Fall with the pumpkins. I had all the heads sitting on my kitchen counter for a couple days to get inspired. I was really leaning towards the witches head, but I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it. I knew I didn’t want to make anything scary for the house. Then I got the idea of making the Wicked Witch, so I started going with that.
Then I thought why not make my all time favorite witch. Elphaba from the Musical WICKED!! I LOVED that idea, I went through the box again and I found the perfect head. I did a another WICKED project a couple years ago and I still have it hanging up on the wall.
These are some of the other cool heads that I got in my package of goodies!!
I decided to use the regular female head for this craft project. It worked perfect for the project I wanted to do.
I was really inspired now to get crafting on my Wicked Witch!
Step 1 – Paint Head
I found the perfect shade of green at Wal-Mart (lime tree). I painted on three layers, letting each coat dry 20 minutes. I was really excited when I saw the paint dried pretty fast on these heads.
Step 2 – Add Lashes
While I was at my local Mighty Dollar I found these eyelashes for only $1.00. I know in the poster they don’t show her eyes but I really wanted to add this touch. I’m so glad I did.
Step 3 – Paint Your Witch Hat
A couple years ago I got a TON of these cardboard witch hats for .25 cents each at Michael’s. Gotta LOVE a bargain!
I painted on two coats of black paint and kept the hat simple.
Step 4 – Paint on Lips
Now I had to add the red lips. For this step I had to freehand them on. I’m not the best at this part, but I don’t think it turned out too bad. I’m no makeup artist that’s for sure!
Step 5 – Add Wig
The hair was probably the hardest part for me. I didn’t know exactly what I was going to do with it. Should I get crafty or just go out and get a wig. I ended up just getting a wig. It was only $4.00 so that wasn’t too bad, right!?!
I added the wig and witches hat to complete my look!! Now I’m ready to display it for Halloween!!
I think my Elphaba turned out pretty good, especially for one of those crafts that came out of no where. When I opened my box of heads I never would have expected I would have ended up using this one. But I’m really glad I did.
I’ve read the book and have even had the privilege to see the musical in person, so this is also a pretty personal craft for me. I’m a BIG fan of WICKED. If you haven’t read the book I highly suggest it!!
Here’s the WICKED craft I did a couple years ago using my Silhouette. I had a complete WICKED display in my living room! I really need to make the whole display again since I just did my new craft!