How to make witches potions for Halloween.

I tried to use objects that could be found around the house to keep cost to a minimum.

You will need:

A variety of different shaped jars and bottles ( some with lids)
Some corks for the tops of the bottles (If they haven't got lids)

For the Labels you'll need:

Coffee or Tea
A candle
PVA glue

For the Dust you will need:

Powdered charcoal or coal
(Optional) A spice i.e. cinnamon
PVA Glue

Step 1: Making the Labels

1.Think up some potion names, like Ogre's Snot or Dead Man's Toe. Now you can do one of two things you can either write the potion names on the paper using a fountain pen or you can print the labels of using a word processor and select a font like French Script MT.

2.Cut the labels out and then singe the edges with the flame of a candle (be careful not to burn yourself)

3.Now mix stir some coffee with some water (I used coffee because I think it looks better but you can use tea if you want).
Submerge the label in the coffee until all of the paper is stained

4.Place in a roasting tin and place in the oven at 180 oC for 30 secs ( you can also use a hair dyer but the oven gives the label a bronzed look)
Remove from the oven using oven gloves. Assuming they are dry, use a thin blade to remove them from the roasting tin.

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