With the Kids

Mini Halloween Witch’s Brooms

These Mini Witch Brooms, a type of yarn Pom Pom, are the perfect size for Barbie or Spiderman. Whether your kids use them for their toys to take flight or you add them as a decoration to your own little witch, they’re easy and fun to make.

Supplies for Witch Broom:

  • Yarn – brown or yellow
  • Pipe Wire – 3 brown or black pieces
  • Scissors

Measure out 20-30 pieces of yarn, 7 inches in length. These measurements are for the broom pictured. Feel free to change it up for how big and thick you want yours to be. Fold the yarn in half and loop a pipe wire around the center, and then twist it up together. Then split your yarn another way and loop another pipe wire through and twist it up together again.

About a 1/2 inch down from the top of the folded yarn, wrap and fold a 2-3 inch piece of pipe wire around, to make it look like a real straw broom. Now trim the yarn if you need to, to give it that straight edge look.

Your done. Now your Mini Witch Brooms are ready to take flight. Have fun flying.


  1. Hi Sir or Madam,
    May I know where you get those pipe wire coz I dont seems to find those?
    Do you know the electrical term for that particular wire so i can ask around in hardware shop?
    URGENT =(


    1. They are just pipe cleaners I think. That is at least what it looks like. You should be able to find them all over like Michael’s or Target. :)

  2. I, too, am teaching about Christmas in Italy and spent HOURS looking for an appropriate craft to go along with the Italian Christmas story of Befana. I finally found this craft and am so excited that it is appropriate for first through third graders (I will just adjust how much of the craft the students are responsible) and that I don’t have to spend an arm and a leg for a craft for over 150 students!! Thanks so much! You made my weekend!

  3. I’m a K teacher and as we’re about to start our “Christmas around the World” unit, I was looking for ideas to include Italy in the program. This broom is the perfect project for that!!! It’s easy, fun and goes perfect with the story I’m reading. Thank you for sharing, it’s a wonderful idea and I’m sure the kids will love it!

  4. Thank you! Just made these with my kids (5, 6, 14), and the younger ones are now making their animals “fly” around the house.


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