Hocus Pocus Spellbook Craft

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This Hocus Pocus Spellbook craft is the perfect craft for your Hocus Pocus movie night or Halloween party. Easy and budget friendly, it’s a fun activity the whole family will love!

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A wooden book with snakes on it.

Hocus Pocus Spellbook Craft

If you love the Hocus Pocus movies as much as we do, you’re going to love this fun spellbook popsicle stick craft. It’s the perfect craft for witches of all ages.

Made with easy to find craft supplies like popsicle sticks, craft foam and acrylic paint, it’s budget friendly as well. In fact, you can find many of these items at your local dollar store or Walmart. After spending all that money on Halloween costumes, it’s nice to be able to save on something, right?

So gather the kids, make some fun snacks like these Spellbook Brownies and get a little crafty.

A book with a wooden cover and a few items on it.

Why We Love This Craft

Fun for Movie Fans – Fans of the Hocus Pocus movies will love creating this spooky Halloween craft.

Great Party Activity – This is a great way to keep the kids busy at a Halloween party, or as a fun fall weekend activity.

Inexpensive – Find just about everything you need for this craft at the Dollar Tree and create some budget-friendly fun for the whole family.

Supplies Needed

Craft supplies including glue sticks, scissors and paint.
  • Craft Sticks, Jumbo – Dollar Tree
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
  • Permanent Black Marker – Dollar Tree
  • Acrylic Craft Paint – Light Grey, Dark Grey, Brown
  • Dimensional Fabric Paint – Black
  • Craft Foam, Brown – Dollar Tree
  • Wiggle Eye, Blue – Dollar Tree
  • Rhinestones, Self-Adhesive – Dollar Tree
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Book of Spells Patterns

More Craft Ideas

If you love this craft, you’ll also enjoy these colorful Hocus Pocus Wooden Spoons. And for even more Halloween fun, check out this cute Spider Pumpkin or this fun and easy Halloween Pumpkin Diorama.

And if you need some spooky snacks to go with your Halloween craft and movie night, you love these Halloween Charcuterie Board Ideas or these easy Halloween Party Treats.

A book with a skull and crossbones on it.
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Hocus Pocus Spellbook Craft

Active Time 45 minutes
Drying time 20 minutes
Easy to make and fun for all ages, this Hocus Pocus Spellbook Craft is perfect for your movie night or Halloween party!


  • To create the base for the Book of Spells, measure and mark eight jumbo craft sticks to 5” long using a ruler and pencil. Cut the craft sticks with scissors, then line them up horizontally on your work surface.
    A pair of scissors and a pair of scissors on a wooden table.
  • Attach two jumbo craft sticks vertically to the left edge of the book using the glue gun. Be sure that the rounded edges of the horizontal craft sticks, show a border of about a quarter inch.
    A glue gun and a piece of paper on a wooden table.
  • Flip the book over and trim the rounded edges off a jumbo craft stick, then attach it to the cut edge with the glue gun. NOTE: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
    A pair of scissors and a glue gun on a wooden table.
  • Apply a base coat of brown acrylic craft paint to the book. Then, paint the spine with dark grey acrylic craft paint. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.
    A bottle of paint and a paint brush on a wooden surface.
  • Download, print, and cut out the Book of Spells patterns. Trace the patterns onto craft foam, and then cut them out. Use the glue gun to attach the eyelids to the wiggle eyes.
    A pair of scissors and a piece of brown paper.
  • Apply a basecoat of light grey acrylic paint to the bracket, and all three snakes. Apply the paint roughly, so that the brown craft foam shows through. Set aside to dry.
    A bottle of paint, a paint brush, and a paint brush.
  • Fit the painted foam pieces onto the book. then draw the stitched lines onto the book with a pencil.
    A book with a pencil on top of it.
  • Remove the foam pieces and fill in the stiches with black dimensional fabric paint. Set aside to allow the paint to dry. Add the dots on the book bracket, and the snake eyes with black dimensional fabric paint.
    A set of tools and a bottle of glue on a wooden table.
  • Add self-adhesive brown rhinestones to the spine of the book and onto the book bracket. NOTE: Using a tool like the tip of a craft knife can help with placing the small rhinestones.
    A piece of wood with a piece of paper and a pair of scissors.
  • Use the glue gun to attach the snakes, bracket, and wiggle eye onto the book.
    A piece of wood with a glue gun on it.
  • To finish the Book of Spells, add the details with a permanent black marker. Outline the two snakes and draw a crosshatch scale pattern on the long snake.
    Harry potter and the goblet of fire harry potter and the goblet of fire harry potter and.


  • Parents may want to cut the craft sticks for younger children.
  • You can use gray craft foam for the snakes and bracket if you can find it. That way you won’t have to paint them gray.
  • You can also use liquid glue for this craft. You will just have to wait a bit longer for it to dry.
  • If planning this as a party activity, you may want to trace and/or cut out the foam shapes ahead of time. 

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