Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors

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Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors

Double double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble! These mini paper mache cauldrons are the perfect touch for your Halloween party this year – every witch and wizard in attendance is sure to want one of their own! Fill them up with sweet treats, creepy crawlies, and magical fun for all the party-goers to bring home.

Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors

With the help of Mod Podge, some water balloons, and of course a few shades of Folk Art Acrylic Paint, these mini cauldrons come together in no time! You could even make a few extras to use as a centerpiece or decorate around the house. Learn how to make your own below!

Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors

what you need:

Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors

how-to:

Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors
Step 1
Inflate your water balloons and set on small bowls (or cut up paper towel rolls as shown here). Apply a coat of Mod Podge onto the balloon, lay down a small strip of newsprint, and follow up with another coat of Mod Podge. Continue this process, overlapping each piece slightly, until the bottom two-thirds of the balloon is covered. Allow to dry to the touch and repeat with two more layers, again letting dry.

Tip: Make sure your newsprint is torn in narrow strips – if the pieces are too wide, they won’t sit flat on the balloon and create unwanted texture.

Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors
Step 2
Once the paper mache has dried completely, use scissors to pop and remove the balloon. Then trim the top edge to make it even and the size and shape you’d like for your cauldrons.

Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors
Step 3
Apply a coat of black paint on the outside of the cauldrons. Let dry.

Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors
Step 4
On the inside, pick another color to look like a potion and apply a coat. Once dry, paint the top edge of the inside black as well so that it looks like your cauldron is almost full of the potion. Let dry.

Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors
Step 5
Use a craft knife to poke three small holes in the bottom of each cauldron, keeping them as equally spaced as possible. Carefully insert a wooden peg into each hole, adjusting them so that the cauldron sits evenly. You can also choose to secure the legs even more by using hot glue to attach them in place from the inside of the cauldron.

Note: you should be able to find wooden pegs similar to these in the wood aisle at the craft store. Alternately, you could use popsicle sticks cut into smaller pieces.

Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors
Step 6
Paint the cauldron legs black and let dry.

Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors

Step 7
Poke a small hole on opposite sides of the cauldron along the top. Cut a full-length black pipe cleaner in half and insert one end into a hole, bending it on the inside to hold in place. Feed the other end through the other hole, again folding the very end slightly to secure it to the cauldron.

Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors
Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors
Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors
Mini Halloween Cauldron Party Favors
Happy Halloween crafting!!

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