Halloween-themed switch plates are a fun way to decorate for the holiday. They’re easy to make, and you can do them all over the house for a fun surprise in every room. The light switch acts as a nose, so the switch plates can be different faces. There’s even a switch plate with a flying witch making a crash landing. Now, that’s what we call a “witch plate.”
Things You’ll Need
Duck tape in various colors
Screws, nuts, bolts, anchors
Hot glue gun
Small paint brush
Cover a switch plate with orange duck tape. Instead of trying to cut a piece of duck tape that is exactly the size of the switch plate, let the duck tape go past the edges and then trim it with a hobby knife. Use the hobby knife to cut out the opening for the switch and the screw holes.
Cut one long strip of black duck tape for the unibrow, two squares for the eyes, and small strips to make the stitched mouth. As with the jack-o-lantern, have small pieces of duck tape to cover the screws later.
For the robot’s mouth, use nuts for teeth, with a long screw running through them. These are also attached with hot glue. You can leave the screw holes of the switch plate uncovered, as the screws will fit the robot design.
Cut a small piece of black fabric and hot glue it over the opening of the switch plate. This is the witch’s cape. Only the top of the cape should be glued down; it acts like a flap, so you still have access to the switch. The cape should be long enough to cover the bottom screw.
Cut a small witch’s hat out of felt, and glue some faux fur to it for the hair. Hot glue this as a flap above the top screw hole. This way, it covers the screw, but still allows you access to it. Then cut out some arm shapes out of craft foam and glue those to the switch plate, extending from the cape.
Cut off the handle of a small paint brush, and glue the brush to the bottom of the switch plate. The brush is the witch’s broomstick. When the cape is down, it looks like the witch is flying away and crashing into the switch plate.
You do not need to be confined to the shape of the rectangular switchplate. For Mr. Mustache, place the switchplate on top of a piece of craft foam and trace an oval just larger than the switchplate. Then cut out the oval, as well as the opening for the switch.
For the hair, glue on a piece of faux fur as a flap that will cover the top screw. Cut out a mustache from faux fur and glue that above the bottom screw hole. When the screw is inserted, it will look like a tooth.