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Make a Miniature Witch or Dollhouse Scale Halloween Witch Costume

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Materials Needed to Make a Miniature Witch Decoration or Dolls House Costume
Paper costume for a 1:12 dolls house scale witch.

Printable miniature witch costume in dolls house scales of 1:12 and 1:48

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To make or dress a miniature dolls house scale witch you will need:

  • Printed Paper Pattern for a White Witch or a Black Witch (patterns are pdf files and require adobe acrobat to read) These can be printed on regular paper. If you are using a heavy head you may need card stock to make the witches dress, or print off a cardboard cone using the pattern to drape fabric or paper over.
  • A doll head and hands in 1:12 or 1:48 scale or a doll in this scale (ready to dress) or a 1:12 or 1:48 scale skeleton to dress or use for a head and hands. In 1:48 scale the head will be roughly 1/4 of an inch high and the hands will be 3/16 of an inch from wrist to fingertip. Make sure the head has a neck or a space to insert a toothpick. You can use these instructions for making heads and hands from epoxy putty or polymer clay. For young children you can use simple air dry clay or a bead made from paper to make the head and hands from the pattern and attach them to a toothpick.
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Bent Nose tweezers or haemostats- bent nose tweezers are easier to press up against the glue lines in small spaces than regular tweezers.
  • PVA (white) Glue - When working with regular paper, thinner glue is better than very thick glue. The paper absorbs it easier. A glue stick will work as well.
  • Embroidery Floss or other fibres to use for a broom.
  • Toothpick for 1:48 scale witches broom handle and neck, or a bamboo skewer for a 1:12 scale witch

If you want to dress your witch in fabric instead of paper you will need:

  • Assorted small scale suitable fabrics for your costume.
  • Fabric Glue Pva glue will work as well.
  • Iron on Interfacing to stiffen the brim of the hat, and the dress, if you will not have a doll's body under the dress.

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