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Spooky Ursula Craft

Spooky Ursula Craft

Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

There's no holiday more likely to put a witch in good spirits than Halloween. And there's no hag more suited than Ursula - with her purple face, flyaway hair, and sinister grin - to lend a haunting appearance to your family's digs. Fashioned from a plastic gallon jug and a paper mask, this spooky figure makes a great greeter for costume party guests or trick-or-treaters.

Download Spooky Ursula Craft Template

by Cindy Littlefield

What you'll need

  • Template for Spooky Ursula
  • Scissors
  • Medium or heavy weight scrapbook paper or cardstock (lavender, gray, turquoise, red, white, and purple)
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick
  • Glue dots
  • Small faux gems
  • Empty plastic gallon milk or water jug
  • Water
  • Purple food coloring (optional)
  • White and/or purple tulle or other lightweight stiff fabric
  • Clear packing tape

How to make it

1. Print the first page of the template on lavender paper or cardstock and cut out the pieces. Print the second page on plain paper and use the pieces as patterns for cutting the shapes from the specified colors of paper or cardstock.

Spooky Ursula Craft step 2

2. Outline the upper edge of the eye whites and then glue them to the bottoms of the eyelid pieces, as shown.

Spooky Ursula Craft step 3

3. Draw eyebrows on the upper edges of the eye shading pieces.

4. Then glue the eyes atop them, aligning the inner lower edges as shown. Add faux gem eye pupils and draw lashes on the outer corners of the eyelids.

5. Draw a thin line across the teeth piece to separate the upper and lower set. Then glue the teeth onto the mouth.

Spooky Ursula Craft step 6

6. Glue the eyes and mouth in place on the face.

7. Fold the nose in half vertically to create a crease down the center (this will give it more dimension).

Spooky Ursula Craft step 8

8. Use a glue dot to stick the top edge in place between the eyes.

Spooky Ursula Craft step 9

9. Attach the ears by gluing the inner edges to the back of the face.

Spooky Ursula Craft step 10

10. Draw a few groove lines on the shell earrings.

Spooky Ursula Craft step 11

11. Glue the earrings to the ears.

Spooky Ursula Craft step 12

12. Embellish the tops with mini faux gems.

13. Fill a plastic gallon jug with water (if you tint it pale purple, it will look all the more like Ursula) and fasten the cap securely. Next, use clear packing tape to attach two or three bunched pieces of tulle or other stiff fabric to the upper portion of one of the jug panels, as shown, for Ursula's hair.

14. Use rolled pieces of packing tape or glue dots to attach the assembled face to the jug, positioning it so that the tulle hair juts out from behind the tops of the eyes and the sides above the ears. Then pick a place to perch your Spooky Ursula jug where visitors are sure to see her.