Create a darling Dollar Store craft stick project themed for who is Billy Butcherson
In the movie, Hocus Pocus, William “Billy” Butcherson is a dead guy brought back to life (as a zombie) by witch Winifred to retrieve her spell book. He is a false antagonist and quite hysterical. Winifred (one of the three Sanderson sisters) poisoned him hundred of years prior to the setting for cheating on her with her littlest sister, Sarah! This one of the Hocus Pocus crafts is such a funny one sharing the spotlight with this great character.
Materials and Supplies Needed
- Craft Sticks, Jumbo – Dollar Store
- Craft Sticks, Regular – Dollar Store
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Store
- Permanent Black Marker – Dollar Store
- Glue Stick – Dollar Store
- Acrylic Craft Paint – Light Grey, Dark Grey
- Marker, Dark Grey OR Grey Paper
- HOCUS POCUS TOMBSTONE FREE Printable PATTERNS (Scroll Down to Get It!)
Gather all supplies.
Let’s make the Billy Butcherson tombstone! Start by lining up five jumbo craft sticks in a rounded pattern. Trim additional jumbo craft sticks to the width of the tombstone with scissors then attach with a glue gun and glue sticks. This one of the Hocus Pocus crafts could be done using any names on the tombstones so is super versatile.
TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
Using a pencil and a ruler, draw a straight line across the bottom of the tombstone. Carefully cut the craft sticks with scissors so you have a straight bottom edge.
Measure and cut a jumbo craft stick to 4.5” long. Run a line of hot glue along the bottom cut edge of each tombstone and attach to the base. Hold in place until the glue cools and hardens.
Basecoat the tombstone with light grey acrylic craft paint. While the light grey paint is still wet, pounce dark grey acrylic paint over the surface of each tombstone in a random fashion with the paintbrush. Add some additional light grey paint, if necessary to create a stone texture. Paint the back, the edges, and the base.
Using a permanent black marker, create some patterns on the tombstones. Simple shapes like circles, lines, swirls, and rectangles were used to create depth and dimension.
Download and print the FREE HOCUS POCUS TOMBSTONE PATTERNS. Print on white paper, and then color the name plates with a dark grey marker. You can also print directly on grey paper. Cut out the name plates with scissors, inside the lines.
Flip the name plates over and apply a glue stick over the back of the paper. Attach the name plate to the project!
Two More Hocus Pocus Crafts Tombstones
To create Emily Binx tombstone, line up three jumbo and four regular craft sticks on your work surface. Using scissors, trim additional jumbo craft sticks to the width of the tombstone and attach with a glue gun and glue sticks. Cut a regular craft stick into 3” and 1” pieces, glue into a cross pattern, and then glue onto the top, back of the tombstone.
To create the Thackery Binx tombstone, line up five jumbo craft sticks in a graduated pattern. Using scissors, trim additional jumbo craft sticks to the width of the tombstone and attach with a glue gun and glue sticks. Trim the top rounded ends of the craft sticks to create square edges.
Follow the rest of the steps above to complete the additional two tombstones.
Make these spooky and adorable Dollar Store Craft Stick Tombstones to work with kids on things like shapes, cutting, color and counting with the kiddos! As a fun variation, add family names with a marker to create place cards for a Hocus Pocus inspired dinner.
BEST Billy Butcherson Quote – “Wench! Trollop! You buck-toothed, mop-riding, firefly from hell!”―Billy when insulting Winifred
Sharing is Caring! Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later! Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
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