If you’re a Hocus Pocus fan like we are, you are going to love this simple Hocus Pocus Book of Spells Craft made with dollar store supplies. It’s a quick, easy, and inexpensive Halloween craft stick project you can make yourself or with your kids.
As a fun variation on this craft, you can add family names with a marker to use as place cards for a Hocus Pocus inspired dinner. They make fun take-home Halloween party favors too!
DOLLAR STORE CRAFT STICK HOCUS POCUS BOOK OF SPELLS CRAFT
- Craft Sticks, Jumbo – Dollar Store
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Store
- Permanent Black Marker – Dollar Store
- Acrylic Craft Paint – Light Grey, Dark Grey, Brown
- Dimensional Fabric Paint – Black
- Craft Foam, Brown – Dollar Store
- Wiggle Eye, Blue – Dollar Store
- Rhinestones, Self-Adhesive – Dollar Store
- BOOK OF SPELLS PATTERNS – Get our free PDF template here.
Gather all supplies. To create the base for the Book of Spells, measure eight jumbo craft sticks to 5” long with a ruler and pencil. Cut the craft sticks with scissors. Line up the eight craft sticks horizontally on your work surface.
Attach two jumbo craft sticks vertically to the left edge of the book with a glue gun and glue sticks. Make sure that the rounded edges of the eight horizontal craft sticks, show about .25”.
Flip the book over, trim the rounded edges off a jumbo craft stick, and attach to the cut edge with a glue gun and glue sticks.
TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
Basecoat the book with brown acrylic craft paint.
Paint the book spine with dark grey acrylic craft paint. Let dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Download, print, and cut out the Book of Spells patterns. Trace all patterns onto craft foam, and then cut out with scissors. Attach the eyelids to the wiggle eyes with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Basecoat the bracket, and all three snakes with light grey acrylic craft paint. Paint roughly, so that the brown craft foam shows through. Set aside to dry.
Grey craft foam was not available, so use what you have on hand and paint the individual pieces.
Dry fit the painted foam pieces onto the book. Using the photo as a guide, draw the stitched lines onto the book with a pencil.
Remove the foam pieces and fill in the stiches with black dimensional fabric paint. Set aside to allow paint to dry. Add dots on the book bracket, and eyes on the snakes with black dimensional fabric paint.
Add self-adhesive brown rhinestones to the spine of the book, and onto the bracket. Using a tool like the tip of a craft knife makes placing the small rhinestones quick and easy.
Using a glue gun and glue sticks, assemble the snakes, bracket, and wiggle eye onto the book. Refer to the photo for placement.
To finish the Book of Spells, add details with a permanent black marker. Outline the two snakes on the corners of the book. Draw a crosshatch scale pattern on the long snake.