My daughters and I made these Mini Witches Broomsticks together.
This is a very easy Halloween craft that kids can help with. My daughters are currently ages 4 and 8 years old and this craft was fine for them. My four-year-old mainly watched or handed us supplies, my eight-year-old was able to make the entire thing.
She does have quite a bit of experience with hot glue though so if your child doesn’t, you should probably be extra careful when making these with kids and make sure the child has an extra dowel rod or toothpick to press the jute string into the hot glue.
Alternatively, you could use regular Elmer’s glue instead of the hot glue.
They are simple to put together and all you need is a few supplies.
Supply List for this Mini Witches Broomsticks
Cost to make these Mini Witches Broomsticks
These cost very little. I had all of the supplies on hand, but if you have to purchase supplies and make them in bulk they should be about .25 cents or less each.
I calculated that it would be about .08 cents for the half of the dowel rod, .03 cents for the ribbon, .06 cents for the jute twine, and about .07 cents for the hot glue.
So, if purchasing in bulk (30+) they will cost .25 cents each.
Of course, using coupons at craft stores will save you even more!
Instructions on how to make these Mini Witches Broomsticks
Continue reading and/or watch the video tutorial.
1- Cut the dowel rods in half. We did this by using scissors to score the dowel with the edges of the scissors. You want to do this deeply so that the rod easily snaps in half with a little bit of pressure. Use the rough edges for the bottom of the broom.
2- Wind jute twine around four fingers until you have gone around 15-20 times depending on how full you want your witch broom to be.
3- Cut both ends of the loop of twine you have made. This should make 30-50 strands the length needed.
4-Using hot glue and an extra dowel rod to press down without burning your fingers, glue the stands of twine onto the bottom 1/3-1/4 of the broom.
I had to layer the jute and hot glue (do multiple layers of jute twine) to form the broomstick.
5- Once all of the strands have been glued on, add a Halloween-style ribbon around the jute with another bead of hot glue.
That’s it. It’s super simple!
If you are in charge of a craft at a Halloween party for kids, these would make a great party craft—especially if you use Elmer’s glue instead of hot glue.
I have rounded up over 50 Halloween kid crafts that are simple, easy, and inexpensive here.
If you would like to make a larger witch broom, check out this post here.
I love Halloween and I hope that these mini witch broomsticks are fun for you and/or kids to make.
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