Makedo Witch Costume

Introduction: Makedo Witch Costume

About: Makedo is a simple to use, open-ended system of tools for creative cardboard construction. Build imaginative and useful creations from upcycled (repurposed) everyday cardboard. Makedo comes to life in collabor…

It's Halloween! And everyone needs a witch's costume.

Here's how to make a quick and fun Witch's Hat and Broom using reclaimed cardboard, a cardboard tube, old magazines and Makedo!

Step 1: Find, Cut, Punch

To make your Witch Costume for Halloween, source materials such as magazine pages and a long paper tube for the broom, cardboard sheets for the hat and Makedo Re-clips.

Step 2:

To make your broom, begin by cutting strips in the magazine pages. Be careful not to cut the strips all the way through! We’ve left about 30mm remaining at the top. This is where the bristles will connect to the stick.

Step 3: Roll, Connect

Wrap all your cut magazine pages around your paper tube and layer as desired. Use the point end of the Makedo Safe-saw to punch a hole through the magazine pages and the paper tube.

Step 4:

Connect the magazine strip bristles to the paper tube using a Makedo Re-clip. Add more magazine pages if needed to create more volume.

Step 5:

To make the Witch’s hat, cut out a donut- shaped brim from the piece of cardboard, ensuring that the centre hole fits nicely over your head. For the cone, cut a half circle slightly larger than the donut and ensure that there are square tabs on the ends and at the center.

Step 6:

Roll your half circle into a cone shape over the donut. Once it has been rolled, ensure that the tabs sit underneath the donut.

Step 7: Connect and Share

To attach the cone to the brim, use Makedo Re-clips to connect the tabs to the donut shaped brim. Secure the overlapping cone flap with a Makedo Re-clip.

Step 8: Trick or Treat

You are now ready to venture on your broomstick to trick or treat. Accessorise your creation by adding jewels or paint. We would love to see what you have created, so remember to upload it at!

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