Today I will share with you how to make a quick and easy Halloween Punch for your American Girl dolls. My daughters and I decided to call this punch our “Double, double, toil, and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble Punch” Kind of a long name…but very fitting! 🙂 This quote is from Shakespeare in Macbeth. But, that was not our inspiration. We wanted this doll Halloween punch to look bright green and bubbly!
Inspiration came directly from my childhood… an old Walt Disney Donald Duck cartoon clip with Witch Hazel! I have always loved this clip; and now my children do too. I don’t know if it’s the catchy music in the beginning or Witch Hazel and Donald’s silly antics. Make sure to check out Witch Hazel’s cauldron scene at 2.56. You can find this cartoon below:
I found a super cute mini cauldron at Michaels and knew it would make a great punch bowl for dolls. To make this punch you will need green glitter glue, slime foam balls, and green craft paint (sorry not pictured). I found all punch supplies at Michaels. You will need a doll sized punch bowl and cups. I used communion cups.
- Put foam balls into a mixing bowl. These little balls make great looking “witches brew bubbles.”
- Add a generous amount of green glitter glue over foam balls. We used about half a bottle. Mix. Then add enough green glue to get your desired green color.
- Scoop out enough green “bubbles” and fill your punch bowl. Try to level the bubbles as much as possible.
- Add more green glitter glue to cover the surface to achieve a nice glossy even coat. Let dry for 24 hours.
***Tip***Remember that school glue shrinks when dry. You may want to add an and addition coating of glue on the top after the initial 24 hours. I did add a second coat and let dry another 24 hours.
- To make the Halloween punch filled cups, fill your cup 3/4 way with green glitter glue.
- Add a dollop of the green bubbles to the cup. Try not to have the bubbles touch the sides of the cup; keep dollop more centered in cup.
- Fill the cup the rest of the way with green glitter glue; completely covering dollop. Let dry 24 hours. Same tip as above; I did add a second coat of glitter glue over the bubbles after initial 24 hours and let dry an additional 24 hours.
Once glue completely hardens (cures) it is ready for play. Cure times do depend on how many layers of glue you decide to use.
I love all those “bubbles!” I might go back and add a few small twigs and felt flames under the punch bowl to give it a witchy cauldron look. 😀
Punch cups view from the side and the top. Once glitter glue dries the punch has a very nice glittery look.
We also made skull ice cubes! We wanted to have an ice bucket on display and thought the ice needed a little spooky flare.
To make the doll sized skull ice cubes we used a mold from Etsy shop, Mold Muse. You can find this mold here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/184918373/skull-and-crossbones-silicone-mold-mould
- Fill the small skull head with hot glue.
- Let harden in mold. This may take a few minutes. Then flip out of mold.
***Have patience. When using hot glue in molds I usually do it along side another craft project. Will glue is curing I have the time to work on another project.
The doll sized skull ice cubes turned out super cute! The ice tongs are small tweezers found in travel sewing kits.
All dolls are wearing dresses from Etsy shop, Dresses for dolls! https://www.etsy.com/shop/Dressesfordolls
Happy Dolloween and craft on!