She calls herself the “Mistress of All Evil,” and indeed she is a force to be reckoned with. Clothed in a dark robe and a distinctive horned headdress, this green-skinned fairy can cast any number of evil spells as well as shape shift into a monstrous dragon. With this spiky poster board headband and a little face paint, so too can your trick-or-treater perform a stunning transformation — into Maleficent herself.

Time: 1 hour

What You’ll Need

  • Scissors
  • Poster board (black and neon yellow or green)
  • Black cardstock
  • Glue stick
  • Glue sealer
  • Small foam brush
  • Glitter glue (optional)
  • Glue dots or a stapler

How To Make It

  1. Print out the template. Place the sheet with the horn base atop a plain sheet of paper. Then cut out the horn, going through both layers of paper so that you end up with a pair of matching shapes.
  2. Glue the two cutouts together, as shown.
  3. Then use the full piece as a pattern for cutting the same shape out of neon yellow or green poster board.
  4. Next, use the sectioned horn template to cut out two of each section from black cardstock.
  5. Starting in the center of the poster board base and working your way to the tips, glue the sections in place atop each horn, spacing them slightly apart as shown. Brush a coat of glue sealer on both sides of the completed horns. Then, if your child opts for a sparkly effect, she can embellish them with glitter glue.
  6. Next, make a headband by cutting a long 1½-inch-wide strip from poster board. Glue the horns to the center of the strip. Then overlap the ends of the headband and secure them with glue dots or staples to form a circle that fits around your child’s head.


Cutting should be done by an adult.

Posted 7 years Ago
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