The witch's head is made out of paper machie, which I put over a base form that I made from aluminum foil. If you want to get the head done quicker, you can also put the paper machie over a plastic skull. I made the body of the witch out of scraps of wood that I had sitting in the garage. I put some chicken wire over the shoulders for some shape, and dressed the witch in a black tablecloth.
It's simple enough to do, and it's a much better Halloween decoration than all of that store bought stuff. Please continue reading...
Step 1: Make a Base for the Witch's Skull
Basically what I did here was take a whole bunch of aluminum foil and shaped it into the shape of a skull. This will be covered in paper machie and will be used as the base. Focus on the upper part of the skull a whole lot more than the jaw. The jaw really isn't important in this step. Make the eye sockets deeper than you think they should be because you will be putting paper machie over this aluminum foil form.